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Friday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Design and Health: Renewal through Shared Spaces FULL

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Lively public spaces foster neighborhood health and economic opportunity. This session focuses on how multi-sector partnerships, resident engagement, and the built environment work together to ensure cohesion, vibrancy, and investment in areas such as an abandoned highway, a grocery store parking lot, and more traditional parks. Hear how these leaders worked with residents to restore safety and allure to public spaces, and how they have worked with the private sector to make change sustainable.

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Jenny Roe

Professor; Director of the Center of Design and Health, University of Virginia
Jenny Roe is the first Mary Irene DeShong Professor of Design and Health and the Director of the Center of Design and Health with a multi-disciplinary background in design and environmental psychology. She is building new trans-disciplinary research collaborations between designers and public health professionals to address the global health challenges of the 21stcentury including obesity, cardiovascular... Read More →

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Rebecca Bostwick

Managing Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Rebecca Bostwick is Managing Director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She helped lead the startup of the Center and oversees the Center’s administrative and program operations, staff, community partnerships, and organizational... Read More →
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Harry Lesesne

Executive Director, Charleston Parks Conservancy
Harry Lesesne has been the Executive Director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy since 2012. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he served more than eight years as Senior Advisor to Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. where he was responsible for advising the mayor on all aspects... Read More →
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Jonathan Morschl

Designer, Four Points Architectural Services, Inc.
Jon has been a designer with Four Points Architectural for over ten years. He is currently involved with the Highland Square Neighborhood Association and the Porch Rokr festival as well as other activities in the area.


Sam Yu

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Room 209, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903