Green Places, Healthy People: Green Infrastructure as a Public Health Strategy

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60606

Event registration is handled by CNU Illinois for this event. Please visit the Eventbrite page to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cnu-illinois-8-green-places-healthy-people-tickets-17840822380.

Can the way we build our cities actually improve our own physical and mental health? There can be many negative impacts from traditional “grey” infrastructure including: illness induced from contaminated water and air; security-related issues arising from flooding; physical challenges from lack of exercise and lack of access to fresh food options; and even mental health challenges from lack of contact with nature and with others. In contrast, today there is growing awareness that “green” building strategies can not only benefit the environment but can actually positively impact public health as well.

The Green Facilitator, Michelle Halle Stern, will share her research linking the built environment with public health. Luke Leung, Director of the Sustainability Engineering Studio at SOM, will discuss how green infrastructure can promote healthier senses. Additionally, Jay Womack, Director of WRD Environmental will present evidence of “Nature Deficit Disorder” and share local built examples of how to combat it. These thought-provoking presentations will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to explore a personal narrative to discover how the built environment can impact human health.

Schedule:

  • 8:30am-9:00am | Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am-11:00am | Presentations
  • 11:00am-11:30am | Participant Interactive Activity, Closing Remarks

Registration:
To register, please visit the Eventbrite page. Pre-registration ends October 20.

  • MCHC, USGBC-IL, CNU-IL Member Pre-registration $20 ($25 at the door)
  • Non-Member Pre-registration $25 ($30 at the door)
  • Student Pre-registration $5 ($10 at the door)

Continuing Education:
Attendance at this program qualifies for 2.5 CEU for LEED professional credentials (self-reported) as well as 2.5 LU from the AIA and also meets CNUa continuing education requirements.

Thank you to our sponsors and co-hosts!




Schedule:

8:30am-9:00am | Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast

9:00am-11:0am | Presentations

11:00am-11:030am | Participant Interactive Activity, Closing Remarks

 

Registration:

MCHC, USGBC-IL, CNU-IL Member Pre-registration $20 ($25  door)

Non-Member Pre-registration $25 ($30 at the door)

Student Pre-registration $5 ($10 at the door)


To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. Pre-registration ends October 20. Attendance at this program qualifies for one CEU from the GBCI as well as one LU from the AIA and also meets CNUa continuing education requirements.

Schedule:

8:30am-9:00am | Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast

9:00am-11:0am | Presentations

11:00am-11:030am | Participant Interactive Activity, Closing Remarks

 

Registration:

MCHC, USGBC-IL, CNU-IL Member Pre-registration $20 ($25  door)

Non-Member Pre-registration $25 ($30 at the door)

Student Pre-registration $5 ($10 at the door)


To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. Pre-registration ends October 20. Attendance at this program qualifies for one CEU from the GBCI as well as one LU from the AIA and also meets CNUa continuing education requirements.

Schedule:

8:30am-9:00am | Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast

9:00am-11:0am | Presentations

11:00am-11:030am | Participant Interactive Activity, Closing Remarks

 

Registration:

MCHC, USGBC-IL, CNU-IL Member Pre-registration $20 ($25  door)

Non-Member Pre-registration $25 ($30 at the door)

Student Pre-registration $5 ($10 at the door)


To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. Pre-registration ends October 20. Attendance at this program qualifies for one CEU from the GBCI as well as one LU from the AIA and also meets CNUa continuing education requirements.

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