State of the Field Lunch: Kris Day - Built Environment and Health in Shanghai
China has undergone rapid urbanization in the past two decades, with dramatic changes to the built environment. This talk explores associations between the design of the built environment and health in the case of Shanghai, with a focus on physical activity and the effects of air pollution.
Kris Day is a Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Administration at the Tandon School of Engineering. Her research and teaching explore issues of health and well being in urban environments, with a focus on social justice. She is active in research on planning and design for physical activity. Currently, Professor Day's research examines features of urban environments that are associated with decreased physical activity and increased obesity and behavioral responses to air pollution in rapidly growing cities in China.
*Please RSVP by March 19th to guarantee seats as spots are limited.
"State of the Field" Lunches are monthly discussions led by faculty members or practitioners on their research or emerging trends in the urban planning field. Look out for others in this series for Spring 2018.