The environments in which people live, work and play is related deeply to their health. Urban design can influence not only what people breathe, but also how active, relaxed, or depressed they are, and what they eat.
Many cities, including Seoul, Paris, and New York, are aiming to improve people’s health through design. Key strategies, all of which require enlightened political leadership, include reining in the number of fossil fueled vehicles, and planting trees.
Dr Moudon's talk will feature several case studies on her work on the above topics including years of experience consulting various organizations and lecturing at number of institutions.
- 18:30-19:15 Networking
- 19:15-19:30 Introduction to the event by Global Shapers and Green Initiatives
- 19:30-19:45 Presenation of research and case studies by Dr Anne Moudon
- 19:45-20:15 Discussions / Q&A
- 20:15-21:00 Drinks and networking
About Dr Anne Moudon
Anne Vernez Moudon is Professor Emerita of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design and Planning; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she directs the Urban Form Lab (UFL).
The UFL specializes in the spatial analysis of the built environment as it affects travel and health behaviors. The work is supported by Departments of Transportation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and local planning agencies.
Dr. Moudon consulted with organizations in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. She has published articles in urban design, transportation, and public health journals. Her books and monographs include Built for Change: Neighborhood Architecture in San Francisco (MIT Press 1986), Public Streets for Public Use (Columbia University Press 1991), Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic Information Systems (with M. Hubner, John Wiley & Sons, 2000), Master-Planned Communities: Shaping Exurbs in the 1990s (with B. Wiseman and K.J. Kim, APA Bookstore, 1992) and Urban Design: Reshaping Our Cities (with W. Attoe, UW College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1995).
Dr Moudon holds a BArch (University of California, Berkeley), and a Doctor ès Science (École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland). Dr. Moudon was past-President of the International Seminar on Urban Morphology (ISUF); Faculty Associate at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Cambridge, MA); Fellow of the Urban Land Institute (Washington, DC), and National Advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program on Active Living Research.