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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25074.
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Workshop Agenda

Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments
in the Built Environment: A Workshop

Roundtable on Obesity Solutions
September 12, 2017

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Lecture Room

Workshop Goals

The overall goals of the 1-day workshop are to improve understanding of the roles built environment policies and practices play in the prevention and treatment of obesity and to identify promising strategies in multiple sectors that can be scaled up to create more healthful and equitable environments. Built environment topics to be considered include urban planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food systems.

The workshop will

  • introduce attendees to evidence-based principles of designing built environments to support health and reduce the risk of obesity;
  • describe examples of successful multisector strategies (policies, programs, projects, and public investments) that are creating health-promoting built environments;
  • discuss approaches for ensuring that built environment strategies improve health equity and environmental justice;
  • discuss strategies by which promising, effective, and equitable built environment strategies to improve health can be scaled up and institutionalized; and
  • discuss who should be involved and next steps.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25074.
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8:30 AM WELCOME AND SETTING THE STAGE
Bill Purcell, Chair, Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, former Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee
Jim Sallis, Workshop Planning Committee Member, University of California, San Diego
8:45 AM SESSION 1: Built Environments, Obesity, and Health Overview
Moderator: Governor Parris Glendening, Smart Growth America
Rodrigo Reis, Washington University in St. Louis
Karen Glanz, University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Rodríguez, University of California, Berkeley
9:30 AM MODERATED DISCUSSION
10:00 AM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BREAK
10:30 AM SESSION 2: Progress in Improving Built Environments—Examples from Communities and Cities
Moderator: Bill Purcell
Michelle Nance, Centralina Council of Governments
Leslie Meehan, Tennessee Department of Health
Cathy Costakis, Montana State University
11:30 AM MODERATED DISCUSSION
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM SESSION 3: Challenging and Promising Strategies for Achieving Equitably Healthy Environments
Moderator: Shiriki Kumanyika, Drexel University
James Siegal, KaBOOM!
Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Alameda County Public Health Department
Sara Hammerschmidt, Urban Land Institute
Shai Lauros, LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) National
3:00 PM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BREAK
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25074.
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3:30 PM SESSION 4: Opportunities for Action
Moderator: Monica Hobbs Vinluan, Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation
Janet Fulton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Steve Lavrenz, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Patricia Smith, Reinvestment Fund
Ken Wilson, Perkins+Will
4:30 PM ADJOURN
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25074.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25074.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25074.
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The built environment—the physical world made up of the homes, buildings, streets, and infrastructure within which people live, work, and play—underwent changes during the 20th and 21st centuries that contributed to a sharp decline in physical activity and affected access to healthy foods. Those developments contributed in turn to the weight gain observed among Americans in recent decades. Many believe, therefore, that policies and practices that affect the built environment could affect obesity rates in the United States and improve the health of Americans.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop in September 2017 to improve understanding of the roles played by the built environment in the prevention and treatment of obesity and to identify promising strategies in multiple sectors that can be scaled up to create more healthful and equitable environments. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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