Education Session - Panel Format

MON-B08 - A Call to Action for Healthy Communities: Allied Organizations Collaborate

Monday, October 23
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


From planning to the design of buildings and landscapes, creating healthy living requires multisector collaboration. In 2017, a partnership of numerous organizations representing the built environment and public health professionals advanced a call to action for healthy communities. Join professional leaders as they present the nuances of building healthy communities, collaboratively.

Learning Objectives:

Shawn Balon

Career Discovery + Diversity Manager
American Society of Landscape Architects

Shawn is Career Discovery + Diversity Manager at the American Society of Landscape Architects in Washington, DC. He develops and manages the society’s efforts to increase awareness of landscape architecture as a career path to diverse student groups. He previously developed and directed Professional Practice Network (PPN) programs, provided counsel and support to members, and served as liaison for a variety of programs within ASLA and allied organizations. Shawn's experience as a Landscape Architect, Adjunct Professor, and Project Manager has also aided him in achieving a variety of success in both educational and design environments.


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Jane Futrell Winslow, PhD

Landscape Architect | Urban Planner
JFWinslow | Healthy Planning + Design

Jane Futrell Winslow, PhD, FASLA, PLA, AICP, is a landscape architect and planner with over 30 years of professional experience throughout the United States, where she directed multi-disciplinary teams for planning, design, and construction of projects in support of active living and healthy lifestyles. As an independent researcher, her work builds on her professional experience, focusing on biophysical and cultural aspects of creating healthy communities, and documenting actionable strategies for promoting physical activity. Jane received earned a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University.


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Sara J. Carr, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Design and Public Health
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Sara Jensen Carr, PhD, ASLA, holds a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and Office of Public Health Studies at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Her work brings together academics, public agencies, private practice, and community partners towards the shared goal of healthy and resilient public spaces. She is a member of Design 4 Active Sacramento, an advisory council that seeks to improve public health by shaping the built environment to support active transportation, as well as a former urban design fellow at San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) and Mellon Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks.


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Sara Hammerschmidt, PhD

Senior Director, Building Healthy Places Initiative
Urban Land Institute

Sara Hammerschmidt is a Senior Director Urban Land Institute, where she develops content and programs focused on the impact of the built environment on public health through the Building Healthy Places Initiative. Throughout her career, Sara has done extensive work on issues that lie at the intersection of health and the built environment. She has spoken at several national conferences on recommendations for incorporating health into all built environment decision making and how urban planning can create healthier cities. Sara holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.


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MON-B08 - A Call to Action for Healthy Communities: Allied Organizations Collaborate

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