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Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health Launch Event and Reception

  • 18:00 - 1 July, 2015
Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health Launch Event and Reception
Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health Launch Event and Reception, Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health
Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health

If you are interested in the nexus between health, design, and the urban setting, join researchers, policymakers, practitioners, designers and others for an evening of dynamic, diverse presentations, conversations, and drinks to celebrate the launch of this exciting new initiative.

You are invited to the launch of new global think tank, The Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health. Tonight we bring together urban thinkers and doers from architecture, design, transport, urban planning, healthcare, academia and more for our first interdisciplinary conversation addressing the question: how can we design better mental health into our cities?

Featured speakers

Chris Hamilton
President of Active Transport for Cities, and previous Arlington DOT Chief
Improving population mental health through urban transport

Sara Hammerschmidt
Senior Associate at Urban Land Institute
Land use for better mental health

Jamie Huffcut
Health and Wellness Regional Practice Leader at Gensler
Integrating the principles of good mental healthcare design into the city 

Yonette Thomas
Scientific Advisor on Urban Health to the New York Academy of Medicine, and Senior Advisor to the Association of American Geographers
Geospatial thinking in urban mental health 

Robert Zarr
Pediatrician at Unity Health Care
Prescribing parks over pills for children's mental health

Facilitator: Layla McCay
Psychiatrist and Director of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health
Turning mental health research into urban design reality

6pm Join us to toast the launch of UD/MH with wine and cheese
6:30pm Formal Program
7:30pm Networking and informal discussions
8pm End

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