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Parks, Pollution and Obesity: Conference Resources


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

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

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

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

Lou Calanche, Legacy LA, Ramona Gardens Greening

Suzanne Paulson, PhD., UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

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

Claire Latané, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Mia Lehrer + Associates

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

Stephanie Landregan, PLA, FASLA, LEED AP, Director, UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program and Horticulture and Gardening Program

Poster Session: for 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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