APRI 24-25, 2017
Part of Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for Gawanus, Brooklyn to provide input on how the Gowanus Rezoning can serve as an opportunity for optimizing population-level health and social impacts, especially for vulnerable groups.
JANUARY 24, 2017
5:30PM EST -Webinar – Data as a Driver for Urban Design to Advance Community Health. Invest Health – Strategies for Healthier Cities. A project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ReInvestment Fund.
NOVEMBER 1, 2016.
Working with the Philadelphia Horticulture Society to Assess Outcomes of School Gardening and Urban Agriculture in SW Philadelphia. With Funding from the GSK Foundation.
OCTOBER 12, 2016
The Measuring Stick. Making Some Place. CUE Art Foundation Speaker Series. New York, NY. Panel 6-8:30 pm.
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Expanding Capacity: An Outcomes Based Approach. Communities & Affordable Homes Summit. Greenbuild International Conference 2016. Los Angeles, CA.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015.
Our work is highlighted in Green Space and Health Linked in Vision for South Bronx. Network of parks, pedestrian paths and streetscapes planned for area in the Mott Haven and Port Morris neighborhoods of South Bronx
JULY 14, 2015
Urban Land Institute/Enterprise Community Partners: Housing Opportunity 2015 -Better Lives Better Places Conference. Minneapolis, MN. Panel-1:45-3pm. Advancing Community Health Outcomes through Design and Development
JULY 8, 2015
Invited speaker for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams Launch
2015. Based on the success of the pioneer cities, and growing demand from mayors around the country, in December 2014, BloombergPhilanthropies announced a expansion of the i-teams program, Twelve U.S. cities were selected to participate in the $45 million expansion: Albuquerque, NM; Boston, MA; Centennial, CO; Jersey City, NJ; Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Mobile, AL; Minneapolis, MN; Peoria, IL; Rochester, NY; Seattle, WA; and Syracuse, NY.
On Outcomes-Based Design, an interview for Women in Design series, Autodesk Impact Design Hub.
American Public Health Association Conference, New Orleans. Community Health Planning and Policy Development Session; Integrating Social Resilience in Five Long Island Communities for Post Sandy Reconstruction, Recovery and Planning Efforts.
Planning for Social Resilience in Disasters-HxD’s Framework for NYRising Community Reconstruction Plan in 5 Long Island Communities. Enterprise Community Partners Speaker Series- Disaster Preparedness for Seniors.
Kickoff Workshop for NYRP’s Resilience in the Public Realm. HealthxDesign will be the Lead Evaluator of the multi-year initiative.
Finalized Recommendations for NYRising Post Sandy Reconstruction Program-Community Plans in 5 Long Island Communities.
Implementation of Baseline Survey for GrowNYC/Grow to Learn Initiative‘s Student Outcomes Evaluation with over 800 students.
Shortlisted with ISA (1 of 4 teams) for Freedom’s Gate Design Competition, to develop an outcomes-based population-specific design for a housing project that includes transitional housing for individuals post-incarceration, emergency supportive housing for homeless individuals and families, and affordable housing in Syracuse.
Completed site analysis and needs assessments for Freeport, Long Island for New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, as part of New York State’s post-Sandy rebuilding efforts.
Developed transect mapping for observational site analysis of health and social factors that are impacted by the built environment and therefore can be addressed to advance community outcomes, in partnership with WE Design. This tool is commonly used in the landscape architecture profession, but was re-purposed to identify various social ecologies that impact resilient recovery efforts
Contracted in partnership with ISA to create a strategic vision and outcomes-based framework for Enterprise Community Partners to advance their operational vision and impact related to sustainable, equitable, connected communities.
Assessing the effectiveness of New York Restoration Project’s Tree Giveaway Initiative – a retrospective evaluation.
Participated in 100 Conversations, a Public Policy Lab event sponsored by the AIA to foster conversation between designers and policymakers regarding design, governance, and innovation. Link to short film about event.
Selected as a winning team in partnership with ARUP to work on the HUD funded New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, as part of New York State’s post-Sandy rebuilding efforts. HealthxDesign will promote social resilient design strategies that foster improved health and social outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Began a 3 year evaluation of New York Restoration Project’s ArtsAce program, to assess how community gardens can strengthen communities by building social capital.
Invited to develop an impact framework and metrics for GrowNYC’s FARMRoots program, to help demonstrate their role in strengthening regional food systems through educational environmental programs.
Invited to present Integrating a Community Health Lens into the Brownfield Opportunity Assessment (BOA) Planning Process at New York Department of State and New Partners for Community Revitalization’s Brownfields Summit and Roundtable Discussion, “Get Inspired: The Full Spectrum of Possibilities.
APRIL 19th, 2013
Briefing the California Legislature staffers and key stakeholders. Transforming California Communities Using Effective Programs: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice. California Health Policy Forum, coordinated by the Center for Health Improvement. Supported by the California Endowment, California Health Care Foundation, and California Wellness Foundation.
MARCH 8th, 2013
Presenting at In-Service Training for NYC Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Food Access and Community Health Programs. How to optimize built environment interventions through highly integrated interdisciplinary collaboration that addresses the determinants of health in order to advance outcomes.
Invited by Marpillero Pollak Architects (New York, NY) to join one of two preselected teams for Movement on Main design competition, with Arup, Consulting Engineers, and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (on bustler)
Guest speaker for NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge panel on Green Imaginaries: considering the relationship of urban agriculture, visuality and public policies.
Panel presentation for Managing Lean & Green: Horticulture and Health in Supportive Housing. Part of an educational series on how to make existing housing portfolios healthier, more energy efficient, and reduce operating costs. A collaboration by the Supportive Housing Network of New York, Pratt Center for Community Development, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Enterprise Community Partners and LISC New York City.