Healthy People in Healthy Communities is the premier conference on Lifestyle Medicine and the Built Environment.
2014 spotlights children’s health in the community, looking to interrelated factors that shape development from the pre-natal period throughout the life course.
Hear from expert speakers and authors on how we can create healthy communities where kids can thrive!
American nonfiction author and journalist. Best known for his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, which investigates the relationship of children and the natural world in current and historical contexts. Louv created the term “nature-deficit disorder” to describe possible consequences to individual health and the social fabric, as children move indoors and away from physical contact with the natural world.
AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP, Hon ASLA
Jeff Speck is a city planner and architectural designer who advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. Former director of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design and the National Endowment for the Arts’ design division, he serves as a Contributing Editor to Metropolis Magazine, and is on the Sustainability Task Force of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His new book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, is now available!