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One Health, One Planet – Opening Reception & Keynote
April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scientists, medical and public health professionals, animal health professionals, ecologists, architecture and green building professionals, community officials and organizers, educators, and students are invited to join Phipps Conservatory for One Health, One Planet, an exciting new symposium held at Phipps to explore the interconnectedness of environmental, human and animal health and examine the relationship between health and the built and natural environments in which we live, work, learn and play. Through this novel connection between the One Health Initiative and Phipps’s Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement, we seek to unite experts from disparate fields around the shared goals of tackling environmental issues, addressing disease prevention and improving health and well-being.
This opening reception features an evening of tours, networking, and an opening keynote by Dr. Richard Joseph Jackson, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Jackson is the co-author of the books Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Making Healthy Places, and Designing Healthy Communities, for which he hosted a four hour PBS series. A pediatrician, he has held many health leadership positions, including as the California State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is an elected honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects, and served on the AIA Board of Directors.