Rail-Volution: Integrating Health, Livable Communities and Transit, A How-To Discussion

Rail-Volution: Integrating Health, Livable Communities and Transit, A How-To Discussion

Join Antonio Gomez-Palacio as he talks about how to design healthy communities using transit at 2015 Rail-Volution in Dallas, Texas.

Overview:

Where do wellness issues fit in the transit conversation? What is the link between how we build our cities and transportation networks, and the physical, social, mental and economic wellness of our communities? Participate in the discussion with health funders, community development professionals, health equity advocates and urban planners. Hear how they’ve leveraged new funding sources for critical investments. What are the politics, processes and mechanics of integrating health, wellness and health equity issues into the planning and design of livable communities? Learn new techniques and perspectives from health foundations, public policy advocates and urban designers and cities in the US (Phoenix, Dallas, Houston) and Canada.

Moderator: Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas
Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Principal, DIALOG, Toronto, Ontario
C.J. Hager, Director, Healthy Community Policies, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, Phoenix, Arizona
Niiobli Armah, IV, Managing Director, WE-COLLAB, Houston, Texas

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