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“Healthy Communities, Healthy People: Exploring Public Health And The Built Environment” Symposium To Be Held At The University Of Virginia

January 28, 2004 --

WHO: Dr. Richard Jackson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHAT: Annual Planning Symposium – “Healthy Communities, Healthy People: Exploring Public Health and the Built Environment”

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153

“Healthy Communities, Healthy People,” a symposium sponsored by U.Va.’s Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture, will be presented Friday, Feb. 20. The symposium will explore the many important connections between how we plan and design our built environment — buildings, neighborhoods, cities — and the healthfulness of these environments for residents and the public in general.

Dr. Arthur “Tim” Garson, dean of U.Va.’s Medical School, and Karen Van Lengen, dean of the University’s Architecture School, will lead with opening remarks.

At 1 p.m., Dr. Richard Jackson of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give the Dean’s Forum Lecture and keynote address, “The New Public Health Agenda?”

Other symposium highlights:

*At 9:45 a.m., the Robert L. Plavnick Lecture, “Community Planning for Physical Activity: Designing Active Neighborhoods, Active Communities,” led by Reid Ewing of the University of Maryland.

*At 2:15 p.m., the Robert DeVoursney Lecture, “Crime, Violence and Accident Prevention,” presented by Diane Zahm of Virginia Tech, and Richard Bonnie, U.Va. professor of law and former chairman of the National Academy of Science Committee on Injury Prevention and Control.

*At 5 p.m., Maurice Cox, U.Va. professor of architecture, will give closing remarks, followed by the opening of a special student exhibit, “Healthy Communities, Healthy People: Exploring Public Health and the Built Environment,” on display from Feb. 20 through 26.

The event is free and open to the public. For information on lunch costs or to make reservations, call Bettie Hall at (434) 924-1339 or e-mail her at bhh@virginia.edu.

For more information, visit the Web site http://www.virginia.edu/arch and select “News & Events.”

Contacts: Derry Wade, (434) 982-2921 or Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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