“Dr. Richard Jackson’s research has made the world aware of the influence of the built environment on our health. We have created a world of industrial scaled zones that hinders the ability of everyday citizens to lead healthy lives," said Michael Lykoudis, Driehaus Prize jury chair and Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the Notre Dame School of Architecture. "Dr. Jackson’s research has demonstrated how cities with mixed use, pedestrian-friendly urbanism provide an environment that promotes health and well-being that is superior to that of our sprawling suburbs. In the midst of a national debate on health care, he has realigned the focus to include a holistic approach to fitness that examines the causes of poor health rather than just the cure.”
“I welcome the recognition of Dr. Richard J. Jackson as the recipient of the 2015 Henry Hope Reed Award,” said Richard H. Driehaus, who helped establish the award and is founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Chicago-based Driehaus Capital Management LLC. “His research into the health advantages conferred by walkable environments emphasizes the overall importance of traditional and sustainable urban design.”
The award ceremony takes place March 21 in Chicago.