Online Program

How Urbanization can Drive Practical Solutions to Climate Change

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Evonda Thomas-Smith, Health & Human Services, City of Evanston, Evanston, IL

This presentation will enlighten the audience about how as urbanization grows, cities are a crucial battleground for driving practical climate solutions that improve health and quality of life. This presentation will be an impactful discussion addressing how city planners, transportation engineers, housing developers and other key community segments are becoming a critical part of public health and climate change prevention strategies through the development of climate adaptation plans and other key cross-sector climate task force initiatives.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify opportunities to address climate change through key segments of the community including urban planning, development, and engineering.

Keyword(s): Climate and Health, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Public Health Administrator and Public Health Nurse leader with over 25 years of progressive, innovative, community and clinical experience. I serve as a champion of public health and population based services, and a positive change agent responding to the increasingly challenging public health environment.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.