How Does the Environment Affect Our Health?
John D. Spengler, Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment and Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard School of Public Health; Joseph Allen, Program Leader, Healthy Buildings, Center for Health and the Global Environment and Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science, Harvard School of Public Health; and Julia Africa, Program Leader, Nature, Health, & the Built Environment, Harvard School of Public Health, will lead a discussion on “How Does the Environment Affect Our Health?"
The world is becoming increasingly urban. Factors such as overcrowding, air pollution, excessive noise, and lack of access to nature contribute to the emotional and physical stress of urban life. As cities continue to grow, there is a pressing need to design buildings, neighborhoods, and common spaces to foster a vital connection with nature and promote human health and the health of the planet. The speakers will share current research about environmental impacts on health and discuss new technologies, initiatives, and policies designed to promote human well-being. This panel discussion is presented in collaboration with the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This event is free and open to the public, and free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.