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Bringing Public Health
into Urban Revitalization

Workshop Summary

Robert Pool and Kathleen Stratton, Rapporteurs

Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Institute of Medicine

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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORKSHOP ON
BRINGING PUBLIC HEALTH INTO URBAN
REVITALIZATION1

DAVID D. FUKUZAWA, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI

LYNN R. GOLDMAN, George Washington University, Washington, DC

RICHARD J. JACKSON, University of California, Los Angeles

JOHN D. SPENGLER, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

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1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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ROUNDTABLE ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SCIENCES, RESEARCH, AND MEDICINE1

FRANK LOY (Chair), Washington, DC

LYNN R. GOLDMAN (Vice-Chair), George Washington University, Washington, DC

HENRY A. ANDERSON, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison

JOHN M. BALBUS, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

JAMES K. BARTRAM, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

FAIYAZ BHOJANI, Royal Dutch Shell, The Hague, Netherlands

LINDA S. BIRNBAUM, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

LUZ CLAUDIO, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

DENNIS J. DEVLIN, ExxonMobil Corporation, Irving, TX

RICHARD A. FENSKE, University of Washington, Seattle

DAVID D. FUKUZAWA, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI

LUIZ A. GALVÃO, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC

BERNARD D. GOLDSTEIN, University of Pittsburgh, PA

RICHARD J. JACKSON, University of California, Los Angeles

SUZETTE M. KIMBALL, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

JAY LEMERY, University of Colorado Denver

ANDREW MAGUIRE, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC

LINDA A. MCCAULEY, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

AL MCGARTLAND, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

DAVID M. MICHAELS, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC

CANICE NOLAN, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

CHRISTOPHER J. PORTIER, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

PAUL SANDIFER, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, SC

SUSAN L. SANTOS, Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ

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1 Institute of Medicine forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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JOHN D. SPENGLER, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

G. DAVID TILMAN, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

PATRICIA VERDUIN, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Piscataway, NJ

NSEDU OBOT WITHERSPOON, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Washington, DC

HAROLD ZENICK, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC

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KATHLEEN STRATTON, Study Director

ERIN RUSCH, Associate Program Officer (until May 8, 2015)

HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant

ANNA MARTIN, Senior Project Assistant

ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

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Reviewers

This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:

Dennis Devlin, ExxonMobil Corporation

David Fukuzawa, The Kresge Foundation

Greg Kats, Capital E

Al McGartland, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this summary was overseen by Joanna Dwyer, Tufts Medical Center. She was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this summary rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the institution.

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A particularly valuable opportunity to improve public health arises when an urban area is being redesigned and rebuilt following some type of serious disruption, whether it is caused by a sudden physical event, such as a hurricane or earthquake, or steady economic and social decline that may have occurred over decades. On November 10, 2014, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine held a workshop concerning the ways in which the urban environment, conceived broadly from factors such as air quality and walkability to factors such as access to fresh foods and social support systems, can affect health. Participants explored the various opportunities to reimagine the built environment in a city and to increase the role of health promotion and protection during the process of urban revitalization. Bringing Public Health into Urban Revitalization summarizes the presentations and discussions from this workshop.

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