8 AM - 3 PM
1st Floor Meeting Room
Boston Architectural College
951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
By invitation only
The Boston Architectural College is pleased to host Change City: Design for Health, a forum to exchange ideas and prioritize issues of wellness in the design of our cities, buildings, interiors and products.
The Boston Architectural College has built a network of people and organizations in the fields of design and health & wellness to identify, explore and re-define the role of the built environment in the health and well-being of the people who use places and objects created by architects, designers and landscape architects.
One quarter of all preventable diseases have causes directly related to the environment. We must change the way we define and solve problems in the built environment, and in so doing place health and wellness at the center of the design brief.
As educators of our future designers, the BAC has identified multiple areas of compelling need for research and creative solutions, ranging from active living and inclusive design approaches in all environments, to application of evidence-based design in traditional healthcare environments; from alternative health delivery models, to the social and geographic determinants of health in urban settings.
The BAC is positioned to leverage research and creative problem-solving resources, and to engender partnerships of diverse constituents in this emerging analysis-to-action endeavor. As part of this effort, we are developing interdisciplinary post-professional degree and certificate programs in Health & Wellness and Design.
Ginés Garrido, Principal
Garrido & Burgos Arquitectos
Topic/Issue: Madrid Rio - riverfront redevelopment
Janice Barnes, Planning & Strategies Global Leader
Topic/Issue: Transparency, Active Design, Workplace
Jocelyn Frederick, National Healthcare Practice Leader
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director
Institute for Human Centered Design
Topic/Issue: Inclusive Design
Jennifer Aliber, Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader
Topic/Issue: Healthcare Planning: making it work
Topic/Issue: Environmental Psychology/individuals on the margin
David Silverman, Principal
Silverman-Trykowski Architects, Map Lab
Topic/Issue: gathering data related to neighborhood livability
Alex Johnson, Ph.D., Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Topic/Issue: Educating healthcare professionals; active learning environments
Topic/Issue: Reducing maternal and child mortality in low income countries
Wendy M. Weitzner FACHE (BAC Overseer 2012-2015)
The Innova Group
Topic/Issue: The business of healthcare