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Many Pathways from Planning to Health Equity
The profession of planning prides itself on creating communities where all people can lead full and healthy lives. Indeed, a growing body of scholarship linking planning to public health has burgeoned in recent years. Yet the scholarship and practice of planning on advancing health equity remains limited. Who defines community health? What groups are marginalized or given voice? What are pathways and processes through which planning can help create healthy and equitable communities? This local host session features panelists who will reflect on the many ways to advance health equity through planning research and practice. Session will feature interdisciplinary and engaged research and practice on advancing health equity.
Turning the Corner: Findings from Buffalo & Other Project Cities
Turning the Corner is a project begun in 2016 by the Urban Institute’s (UI’s) National Neighborhood Indicator Partnership (NNIP). It was initiated to develop a research model to monitor neighborhood change in places at risk of becoming unaffordable after undergoing urban revitalization. Research teams were assembled in Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and the Twin Cities. The project involved stakeholder driven analysis using quantitative and qualitative methods. The analysis focused on aspects of neighborhood change and various forms of displacement. Insights from cross-site analysis were used to develop metrics for tracking neighborhood change and inform local public policy. This local host sponsored session examines findings from work done on the project in Buffalo and other selected cities and applies them to emerging planning imperatives aimed at curbing residential displacement.
What’s Next for Buffalo Niagara?
Former Buffalo Mayor, Anthony M. Masiello, UB Dean of Architecture and Planning, Robert G. Shibley, and others will present the findings of a special one-day workshop about how the Buffalo Niagara City-region can respond to the challenges of Climate disruption, demographic shifts, technology change and more to ensure health, prosperity, and equity in a mid-sized North American city. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated public conversation that will bring together scholars from ACSP and interested citizens from the Buffalo area. For more information and to register, visit: http://ap.buffalo.edu/events/2018/forum-whats-next-buffalo.html