Built Environment and Public Health

Fall 2020
Fall 2019
Arthi Rao
CP 6850

This interdisciplinary course, examines how cities and neighborhoods can have both positive and adverse effects on human health, and produces recommendations to improve these outcomes. This SEMINAR is an elective planning and public health course that explores the interconnections between these fields and equips students with skills and experiences to plan healthy, sustainable communities. This course covers planning and public health foundations, natural and built environments, vulnerable populations and health equity, and health policy and global impacts. For their end of semester assessment students complete a healthy communities plan on a community of particular interest, applying current evidence and best practices studied throughout the semester.

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Required course for Environmental and Health concentration
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