Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2014 Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conference! This premier event on lifestyle and the built environment spotlighted children’s health in the community, and brought to light many interrelated factors that shape development from the pre-natal period throughout the life course.
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Presentation and video materials from our expert speakers and authors are available until July 1. You can access the presentation and vidoe materials on the daily schedule page. For more information on upcoming Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conferences, please join our mailing list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!