NewSchool to Host Lecture with Renowned Environmental Health Expert

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As a part of its lecture series, NewSchool of Architecture & Design will host a special guest lecture with renowned environmental health expert Dr. Richard J. Jackson. On Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m., guests will listen to Dr. Jackson speak on the impact of the built environment, urban design and architecture on health and well-being.

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Lauren McDaniel

NewSchool of Architecture & Design


Dr. Jackson is a widely recognized leader in environmental health and a recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award. He also won the 2015 Henry Hope Reed Award. Dr. Jackson currently serves as professor of environmental health at the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Public Health. In 2005, he was selected to serve on the national board of directors of the American Institute of Architects. His lectures have been influential in convincing urban planners, developers, builders and elected officials to create environments that promote exercise, socialization and health.

After the lecture NewSchool will host a panel discussion with members from the Design + Health Collaboratory. The panelists will address how a greater understanding of the impact of architecture on human outcomes helps change pedagogy, policies and design practice.

This event is open to public. Seating is limited and first-come. RSVP here:

Event takes place: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 1249 F St., San Diego, CA

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