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April 2017 Conference

Parks, Pollution and Obesity
Going beyond exercise and eating

Spring Conference
April 17, 2017 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The California Endowment
1000 Alameda St., LA 90012

Please find conference presentations and resources linked below. 

Plenary Session I: Diabetes, Obesity and the Link to Air Pollution

Available presentations are linked to each presenter's name. 

Moderator: Claudia Toledo-Coral, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor Department of Public Health California State University, Los Angeles

Obesity and Park Equity in Los Angeles, Paul Simon, MD, MPH, Chief Science Officer, Director, Division of Assessment, Planning, and Quality, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Parks, Air Pollution and Childhood Obesity, Rob McConnell, MD, Director, Southern California Children’s Environmental Health Center, University of Southern California

Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH, Executive Director & Founder of Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma and CEO of The Children’s Clinic

Scott Chan, MPA Program Director, Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement

Plenary Session II: “Greening” environmental justice communities: Addressing incompatible land-use in Los Angeles

Available presentations are linked to each presenter's name. 

Moderator: Travis Longcore, Ph.D., GISP, USC School of Architecture Discipline of Landscape Architecture

Lou Calanche, Legacy LA, Ramona Gardens Greening

Sound walls and trees as near roadway pollutant mitigation strategies, Suzanne Paulson PhD., UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Park Needs Summary, Alina Bodke, Deputy Director, Planning and Development Agency, Department of Parks and Recreation

Parks, Pollution & Obesity: Adaptation by Design, Claire Latané, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Mia Lehrer + Associates

Mark Glassock, MPH, Director of Special Projects, LA Neighborhood Land Trust

Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park: From Pipe Yard to Park, Stephanie Landregan, PLA, FASLA, LEED AP, Director, UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program and Horticulture and Gardening Program

Poster Session: a slide show and list of participating organizations: 
Community perspectives: Taking action for healthy communities

Workshops: Click on links below to find content and summaries related to the workshops. 

Air pollution, Traffic and Exercise

Redesigning Good Movement Corridors for Green Space & Active Transportation

Growing Healthy Food in Contaminated Places

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