of the country’s most influential scholars on environmental health and its role
in the design of sustainable communities, is professor
and chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the University of California,
Los Angeles School of Public Health. He has published numerous articles on environmental
impacts on health ranging from toxicology, chemical body burdens, terrorism,
sustainability, climate change, urban design and architecture.
In the PBS series, Jackson looks at the impact the built
environment has on public health – obesity, diabetes, heart
disease, asthma, cancer and depression. He connects bad community design
with burgeoning health costs, then analyzes and illustrates what citizens are doing by looking upstream for innovative solutions. The program will air on Detroit Public Television on Oct. 21 (parts 1 and 2), and Oct. 28 (parts 3 and 4).
“We’re very honored to be able to bring Dick Jackson to our
community for what we’re sure will be a very provocative presentation,” according
to Michael Garfield, director of the Ecology Center. “His research is very
closely related to some of the most important environmental issues facing our
region, and he has influenced much of our advocacy and policy work in these
The Ecology Center’s fall event will include a reception and
dinner with presentation to follow at the University of Michigan Union
Ballroom. To purchase tickets, click here.For more information on
becoming a sponsor or host, contact Jenn Ketz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EcoLink — August 2012 Ecolink An online publication of the Ecology Center