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  • Episode 1: Retrofitting Suburbia

      Dr. Richard Jackson MD MPH, investigates the link between our nation’s obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemic with urban sprawl fueled by car dependency. To prevent disease through better urban planning, Boulder, CO redesigns the city to make bicycles a safe alternative transportation. Related Topics or Episodes:Learn more about Designing Healthy Communities: A NYC Town Hall MeetingDesigning Healthy Communities promotional videoEpisode 2: Rebuilding Places of the HeartEpisode 3: Social Policy in ConcreteEpisode 4: Searching for Shangri LaDesigning Healthy Communities […]

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  • Episode 2: Rebuilding Places of the Heart

    Episode 2: Rebuilding Places of the Heart

      Parents and children under seige.  When U.S. industry and manufacturing collapsed or went elsewhere, cities like Elgin, IL, and Syracuse, NY, (like many communities in the United States) were left with the task of redefining themselves for a new paradigm.  Leading the way to a greener, more sustainable Elgin is a group of high school students.  Related Topics or Episodes:Learn more about Designing Healthy Communities: A NYC Town Hall MeetingDesigning Healthy Communities promotional videoEpisode 1: Retrofitting Suburbia Episode 3: […]

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  • Episode 3: Social Policy in Concrete

    Episode 3: Social Policy in Concrete

      Dr. Jackson believes it is every citizen’s right to live in a clean, healthy environment. This isn’t the case for many low-income neighborhoods, built near big transportation hubs and struggling industrial cities like Oakland, CA and Detroit, MI.  We meet a morbidly obese grandmother struggling to raise seven grandchildren, all of whom have asthma as a result of living near the Port of Oakland.  The city of Detroit resembles an abandoned war zone. Yet, hope blossoms in both. Related […]

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  • Episode 4: Searching for Shangri La

    Episode 4: Searching for Shangri La

      Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for healthy, sustainable communities of all sizes and shapes that can serve as models for the rest of the nation. His journey takes him to Roseto, PA, Prairie Crossing, IL, New York City, Charleston, SC, and the forgotten 1960s urban renewal project of Lafayette Park in Detroit, MI, the brainchild of 4 men, including visionary architect, Mies van der Rohe. Related Topics or Episodes:Learn more about Designing Healthy Communities: A NYC Town Hall MeetingDesigning Healthy Communities […]

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  • Designing Healthy Communities – Companion Book

    Designing Healthy Communities – Companion Book

    The Companion book to the  “Designing Healthy Communities” video series highlights how we design the built environment, and its potential for addressing and preventing many of the nation’s devastating childhood and adult health concerns. Related Topics or Episodes:Learn more about Designing Healthy Communities: A NYC Town Hall MeetingDesigning Healthy Communities promotional videoEpisode 1: Retrofitting Suburbia Episode 2: Rebuilding Places of the HeartEpisode 3: Social Policy in ConcreteEpisode 4: Searching for Shangri LaDesigning Healthy Communities Complete DVD Series

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  • Designing Healthy Communities Complete DVD Series

    Designing Healthy Communities Complete DVD Series

    A provocative and challenging new 4-hour public television series (2012), Designing Healthy Communities, hosted by celebrated author and teacher Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, is now available on this special DVD set. Related Topics or Episodes:Learn more about Designing Healthy Communities: A NYC Town Hall MeetingDesigning Healthy Communities promotional videoEpisode 1: Retrofitting Suburbia Episode 2: Rebuilding Places of the HeartEpisode 3: Social Policy in ConcreteEpisode 4: Searching for Shangri LaDesigning Healthy Communities – Companion Book

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  • Occupational Chemical Exposure Linked to Parkinson’s

    Occupational Chemical Exposure Linked to Parkinson’s

    A study involving twins shows new evidence that on-the-job exposure to chemical solvents raises the risk of Parkinson’s disease.Researchers analyzed the occupational histories of twins in which one twin developed the neurodegenerative disorder, and assessed that twin’s likelihood of exposure to six chemicals previously linked to Parkinson’s.Of the six chemicals investigated, researchers concluded that two common chemical solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PERC), are significantly linked to development of this disease.Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder caused by the loss […]

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  • Dr. Jackson speaks at the Annenberg Beach House

    Dr. Jackson speaks at the Annenberg Beach House

    Dr. Jackson gives a brief talk about the effects of the built environment on health at the Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California. Related Topics or Episodes:No Related Posts

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  • Atlanta Beltline

    Atlanta Beltline

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  • Dr. Jackson on the cost of Diabetes

    Dr. Jackson on the cost of Diabetes

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  • Dr. Richard Jackson on the effects of Diesel

    Dr. Richard Jackson on the effects of Diesel

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  • Dr. Richard Jackson on Zoning Laws

    Dr. Richard Jackson on Zoning Laws

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