SPUR Forum: Building For Wellbeing

From SPUR:

Image courtesy of Flickr user Bhautik Joshi.

From the quality of the air we breathe, to levels of physical activity, to the relationships that we have with our neighbors, research has shown that the places we call “home” affect us in profound ways. How can we harness this understanding in order to positively shape health outcomes? A diverse panel of experts discusses the intersection between built-environment design, policy, community planning, and public health.

+ Cynthia Comerford / San Francisco Department of Public Heath
+ Natasha Franck / Delos
+ Romi Hall / East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
+ Amit Price Patel / David Baker Architects
+ Brad Leibin / David Baker Architects

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