Health and Urban Resilience: Understanding Health Equity in the City


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 4:15pm to 5:30pm


Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N

You are invited to a discussion with Jason Corburn, a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He directs the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the Center for Global Healthy Cities

Cities can be the ‘start-up’s for a new urban politics in America that transforms entrenched divisions based on race, immigration status and economic inequalities. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the City of Richmond, CA, passed the first Health in All Policies (HiAP) Ordinance in the US.  By making health equity a priority, community activists and government innovators transformed the city from one of the most violent and unequal in the Bay Area, to one of the region’s healthiest cities.  This talk will explore the factors, social movements and government innovations that enabled this transformation and the important role of health equity, racial justice and place-based experiments. 

Quinton Mayne, Associate Professor of Public Policy, HKS, will moderate.