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Gulf Coast: Building Healthy Communities in Harris County + Houston

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Houston Galveston Area Council; 3555 Timmons Ln #120, Houston, TX 77027
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At this time, the planning committee believes that it is best to postpone this event due to the community impacts of Hurricane Harvey. We will still continue this event next month and will publicly announce the new date as soon as possible. 

Houston Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Ln #120, Houston, TX 77027
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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About this Event
Join us as we explore the intersection of development and public health to improve the built environment and health of our communities.

Why We Need Healthier Places
Where we live, work, and play are major places that shape our health and quality of life. The built environment has direct and indirect impacts on mental and physical health. Rates of chronic diseases attributable to the design of the built environment — obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and asthma — are on the rise. By addressing these growing health challenges together, public health practitioners and built environment professionals have greater potential to improve the quality of life and health of their local community members. Through collaborative partnership and making health a primary consideration in land use, design, and development practice, cities have the opportunity to make significant advances in improvements to quality of life.

Followed by a panel discussion on the intersection of public health and development services and practical tools to help create healthier communities.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lewis Foxhall, VP of Health Policy at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will provide an outline of the Cancer Moonshot initiative and describe MD Anderson’s cancer control strategies, including the use of policy and education in efforts to create healthier communities and reduce the cancer burden.

Adele Houghton is President of Biositu, LLC, a strategic consulting company dedicated to using public health research and data to inform green building design, operations, and maintenance. She is a licensed Architect in the State of Texas, LEED Accredited Professional with specialties in Building Design & Construction, Operations & Maintenance, and Neighborhood Development, and a public health professional. Her work includes green building consulting, incorporating environmental public health indicators into climate protection work, and developing evidence based recommendations. Adele has provided consultation and co-developed guidance documents at city, county, and national levels.

Who Should Attend
Calling out to planners, architects, developers, landscape architects, and public health practitioners who are interested in creating healthier communities in Houston/Harris County.

Sponsoring Organizations
USGBC Texas, ULI Houston, AIA Houston, APA Houston

Continuing Education Credits

  • Attendees will earn 3 AIA LUs (HSW)
  • Attendees can register for 3 AICP Certification Maintenance credits through APA
Free Parking available in adjacent parking garage.


USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229

Contact us at chapter@usgbctexas.org or at 214-571-9244

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