Exploring the Connections Between Community Development and Health Equity
Response by Weiping Wu
Professor Hutson’s talk will explore the inextricable link between community development and health equity. Drawing on his academic and professional experience, he will discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist for urban planners, designers, architects, and health professionals to transform the built environment and urban communities to make them healthier and more livable.
Malo André Hutson is an academic scholar and practitioner in the areas of community development and urban sustainability/equity; racial and ethnic inequalities and urban policy (metropolitan fragmentation, segregation, and health); built environment and health. He is currently an Associate Professor and the Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) within the College of Environmental Design. Dr. Hutson was also invited as a guest to the White House as an expert in the area of community development, environmental justice, and urban health to participate in the first-ever Environmental Justice Forum. He recently published The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice: Deepening Their Roots (Routledge, 2016).