The last two years have highlighted the the significant impact of the public realm on mental and physical health. Active travel, access to nature, social gathering places, and air quality are all aspects of a healthier city for its residents. How are public policies and designers embracing this challenge?
In London, the "Healthy Streets" approach aims to reduce car use and improve urban design to provide more appealing, healthy, and inclusive streets. New York City's Active Design Guidelines propose a planning approach to create streets that support and promote the wellbeing of residents. How do these guidelines translate into urban design?
London and New York will take this opportunity to share thought leadership on how we can improve public health through healthier streets. The live webinar will occur simultaneously in both cities at 9:00 am in New York and 2:00 pm in London. This event forms a part of the NLA City Dialogues program, which brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between cities.
Guillermo Gomez, Program Director, Urban Design Forum
Bruce Fisher, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Alexander Longdon, Principal City Planner, TfL
Jenna Miller, Deputy Director of Urban Design & Policy, Public Design Commission
Jennifer Nitzky, Senior Landscape Architect, Studio HIP
Catherine Staniland, Director, NLA
David Weatherhead, Design Principal, HOK
In association with New London Architecture and Urban Design Forum.
New London Architecture, Urban Design Forum, and Center for Architecture