National Building Museum

Livable Communities: Healthy Neighborhoods

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Liveable_Communities_Seniors_9.12.13.jpgStudies show that our homes and neighborhoods play a large role in public health, especially for an aging population. Walkable, safe, and connected communities promote exercise, access to healthy food options, and an active social life. Panelists discuss how planning, design, and community engagement help create livable communities for older adults and everyone. This program complements the exhibition House & Home, which will be open to attendees before the discussion.

Scott Ball, planner with Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Company
Terry M. Bellamy, mayor of the city of Asheville, North Carolina
Ted Eytan, MD MS MPH, director for the Permanente Federation, LLC (moderator)
Irene H. Yen, PhD, MPH, associate professor, University of California, San Francisco

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) | 1.5 CM (AICP) | 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Livable Communities is generously supported by AARP. Support for House & Home and related education programming is provided by The Home Depot Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hanley Wood, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Andersen Corporate Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the MASCO Corporation Foundation, among others.

Photo: Image courtesy of Dan Burden.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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