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FSPH's UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions | 'Climate Change, Health and the Built Environment Discussion Series, Part 1: California's Landscape'

FSPH's UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions | 'Climate Change, Health and the Built Environment Discussion Series, Part 1: California's Landscape'

Date 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 11:30am
Location 
Virtual via Zoom Los Angeles , CA
California US
Featuring 
Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School
Dr. Lara Cushing, Jonathan and Karin Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School
Dr. David Eisenman, Professor-in-Residence, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School
Tim Kawahara, Founding Executive Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, UCLA Anderson
Dr. Elizabeth Rhoades, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Dr. Ryan Vaughn, Jupiter Intelligence

Hosted by FSPH's UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate’s Housing as Health Care Initiative, and Impact@Anderson

With an increasingly urgent need to adapt to the changing climate, the built environment offers unique opportunities for programs and new practices that can protect and improve human health. In order to effectively capitalize on these opportunities, it is critical to engage stakeholders from real estate, development, public health, public policy, climate adaptation, and other industries. The challenges – such as more frequent and severe heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods — can be destructive to the built environment, harm human health, and displace communities. However, the solutions offered by intersectoral work can be cost effective, simple, and innovative. Through discussion and collaboration, implementing these types of solutions can add value to real communities, increase resilience, and improve quality of life.

The first installment in this series, California’s Landscape, will provide an overview of the current threats to state (extreme heat, wildfire, sea level rise, drought, air quality) and discuss the ways each of these issues is mitigated/exacerbated by the built environment. Each of these topics will be linked back to health and equity and will lay groundwork for understanding the level of threat and set up discussion about ways to respond.

Speakers

  • KeynoteDr. Richard Jackson, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School
  • Dr. Lara Cushing, Jonathan and Karin Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School
  • Dr. David Eisenman, Professor-in-Residence, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School
  • Moderator: Tim Kawahara, Founding Executive Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, UCLA Anderson
  • Dr. Elizabeth Rhoades, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Ryan Vaughn, Jupiter Intelligence