How Does the Environment Affect Our Health? (2015)

Date: 

Monday, October 5, 2015, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

John D. Spengler, Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment and Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Joseph Allen, Program Leader, Healthy Buildings, Center for Health and the Global Environment and Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Julia Africa, Program Leader, Nature, Health, & the Built Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The world is becoming increasingly urban. Factors such as overcrowding, air pollution, excessive noise, and lack of access to nature contribute to the emotional and physical stress of urban life. As cities continue to grow, there is a pressing need to design buildings, neighborhoods, and common spaces to foster a vital connection with nature and promote human health and the health of the planet. The speakers will share current research about environmental impacts on health and discuss new technologies, initiatives, and policies designed to promote human well-being.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Panel Discussion.
This program is located at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.
Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Free and open to the public.