On the occasion of World Town Planning Day, November 8, 2021, CIP is hosting the webinar International Approaches to Healthy Communities from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST.

With the increasingly complex issues affecting communities globally, the ties between community design and health status are ever more salient. What are planners and organizations doing worldwide to put human and environmental health into the core of city building? CIP’s webinar on “International approaches to healthy communities,” will examine international programs and projects that target community health and improvement.

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Lindsay Fischer RPP, MCIP

Lindsay Fischer RPP, MCIP is a Design Strategist at Perkins Eastman. As a professionally-trained Urban Planner, Fischer works in the realm of placmaking, urban design, and design strategy. Driven by a desire to improve the lives of individuals who inhabit our cities, Fischer takes a strategic, human-centered approach to design research and analysis. Her intimate knowledge of “place” has allowed her to actively engage in interdisciplinary work with a variety of practice areas at Perkins Eastman. Fischer holds a Master of Planning from the University of Calgary and a Master of Science in Urban Placemaking and Management from the Pratt Institute.

Juma Assiago (UN Habitat)

Juma Assiago is the coordinator of the Safer Cities Programme at UN-Habitat. An urbanist, with a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Urban Development from Oxford University, he has 22 years of work experience supporting cities in the development and implementation of city safety strategies.

Michael Chang  MRTPI, HonMFPH

Michael is a Chartered Town Planner and Honorary Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health. He initiated and led the Town and Country Planning Association’s Reuniting Health with Planning programme producing publications on the practice of planning healthy places. Currently as Programme Manager at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities in the UK Department of Health and Social Care, he provides expert planning input across policy subjects. Michael initiated and co-founded the Health and Wellbeing in Planning Network. He is a Visiting Fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments and in the Urban Land Institute’s Health Leader Network for 2021.