The City of Eugene is proud to host the first presentation of the 2012 Healthy Communities Speaker Series featuring Dr. Richard J. Jackson. Dr. Jackson is the host of a 2012 public television series Designing Healthy Communities and will discuss the link between health and the way communities — especially suburbs — are designed.
Obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease are all aggravated by the auto-centric design of cities and communities. For the first time in two centuries, children today face shorter life expectancies than their parents due to unhealthy lifestyles. It doesn’t have to be this way. Dr. Jackson will talk about how well designed communities and better transportation choices can enable physical activity and improve both physical and mental health.