Dr. Richard Jackson, host of PBS’s “Designing Healthy Communities” to be keynote speaker
To celebrate Healthy Communities Month, CCBioneers, in conjunction with HEAL-SLO, will present a keynote lecture by Dr. Richard Jackson, an expert in human health and the built environment. Dr. Jackson is the author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health and Making Healthy Places, and has had a broad spectrum of experience to create this unique specialty. Not only is he a pediatrician, he is the former Director of the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Environmental Health, and sits on the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects. According to Dr. Jackson, a sustainable place adds environmental value to a location the way a forest improves poor soil. Come hear his ideas for creating healthy “places of the heart.” Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Monday Club, $10 for adults, $5 for students.Tickets to the lecture may be purchased separately or the lecture is free for holders of the Total Immersion Pass or the Weekend Student Pass.