2018/2019 Hemson Simpson Lecture Series
Monday September 17, 2018 | Toronto
The 2018/2019 Hemson Simpson Lecture Series will host its first lecture by Dr. Jason Corburn, University of California, Berkeley, Cities for Life: From Local to Global for Urban Health Equity on September 24, 2018 at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University.
On a planet of cities, global sustainability demands new, inclusive strategies for linking human health, ecologic systems and social justice. Far too many communities in cities of the global north and south are suffering the burdens of economic, environmental and social inequalities. In this talk, Professor Jason Corburn, Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the Center for Global Healthy Cities at UC Berkeley, will highlight innovative, health equity-focused practices from local planners and activists in Richmond, California, Medellín, Colombia, and Nairobi, Kenya. Professor Corburn will discuss his own action-research that uses ‘citizen science’ to reshape environmental health evidence and addresses pressing urban policy challenges around the world. Professor Corburn will highlight that re-orienting urban science and governance is necessary to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to ensure growing cities around the world promote well-being for all. Corburn is a Professor jointly appointed in the Department of City and Regional Planning & the School of Public Health, at the University of California, Berkeley.