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Designing Healthy and Prosperous Communities

The heavily subsidized suburban design of the American Dream is at the heart of our obesity, mortgage, and fiscal problems. Watch this live recording, in which Dr. Richard Jackson, host of the PBS-special presentation "Designing Healthy Communities," shares his insightful and provocative views about how the built environment is also central for putting us back on track.

Hosted by New America Foundation's Patrick Doherty and featuring responses from Chris Leinberger of the Brookings Institution, Amy Levner of AARP, and New America's Shannon Brownlee, this lunchtime session will explore the strategic, economic and fiscal opportunities in front of our nation — opportunities driven by demographic shifts, not government spending.


Featured Speakers
Richard Jackson, MD, MPH
Host/Narrator, "Designing Healthy Communities"
Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA
Christopher Leinberger
Visiting Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Partner, Arcadia Land Company
[Professor of Practice, University of Michigan]

Amy Levner
Manager, Home and Mobility Options

Shannon Brownlee
Acting Director, Health Policy Program
New America Foundation
Patrick Doherty
Director, Smart Strategy Initiative
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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