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This event is for London and Middlesex Community Members, Planners, Engineers, Health Professionals, Educators, Community Leaders, Politicians, Urban Designers, Developers, Business Leaders, Architects and more.

April 21, 2011 Dr. Larry Frank - Professor and Bombardier Chairholder in Sustainable Transportation, University of British Columbia
Best Western Lamplighter Inn
Crystal North Ballroom Ken Greenberg - Former Director of Urban Design and Architecture, City of Toronto, Principal Greenberg Consultants
591 Wellington Road S. London
8:00a - 12:30p Dr. Jason Gilliland - Director, Urban Development Program, University of Western Ontario

Contact Joanne Hoevenaars to RSVP for this FREE event at
joanne.hoevenaars@mlhu.on.ca or (519) 663-5317 ext. 2254 by April 8, 2011 as part of the Healthy Communities Partnership Middlesex-London
Dr. Larry Frank, PhD, AICP, CIP, ASLA
Dr. Frank is the Bombardier Chairholder in Sustainable Transportation at the University of British Columbia and a Senior
Non-resident Fellow of the Brookings Institution. He specializes in the interaction between land use, travel behaviour, air
quality, and health. He has been studying the effects of neighbourhood walkability on travel patterns and sustainability for
over 15 years. He has lead or co-authored dozens of papers and two Island Press books, Health and Community Design - The
Impacts of The Built Environment on Physical Activity, and Urban Sprawl and Public Health, on these topics. In June of 2004, his
study “Obesity Relationships with Community Design, Physical Activity, and Time Spent in Cars” was released documenting for
the first time relationships between travel habits, neighbourhood design characteristics, and the odds of being obese. He and
his colleagues have also been conducting detailed assessments of fuel consumption and climate change impacts of urban form
policies. Over the past decade Dr. Frank has been working directly with local governments to help translate results from
research into practice based tools (e.g. I-PLACE3S developed by the Sacramento Council of Governments) that can provide
direct feedback on the health and environmental impacts of alternative transportation and land development proposals.

Ken Greenberg, FRAIC, TSA, AIA Associate Member, IFUD Fellow, Urban Design Forum Member
Ken Greenberg is an architect and urban designer, living in Toronto. For over three decades he has played a pivotal role on
public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of
downtowns, waterfronts, neighbourhoods and university campuses from the scale of the city region to that of the city block.
Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington, DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and
San Juan, Puerto Rico, have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of
the public realm in urban life. A former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of
Greenberg Consultants, he is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for public
design excellence.

Dr. Jason Gilliland, BA (Hon), MA, MArch, PhD
Dr. Jason Gilliland is Director of the Urban Development Program, Associate Professor of Geography, and Associate Professor of
Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Scientist with both the Children's Health Research Institute
and the Lawson Health Research Institute based in London, Ontario. He is a regular consultant for municipal and provincial
departments of planning, transportation, housing, children’s services, food & agriculture, and public health, as well as an active
volunteer, currently serving on nearly two dozen boards and committees of non-profit organizations across Canada, many in
London-Middlesex. In 2010, he was awarded an “Angel Award” by the Old East Village (BIA) for his ongoing volunteer efforts in
the revitalization of that community. He holds a BA from McMaster University, as well as a Master of Arts, Master of
Architecture, and Doctorate in Geography from McGill University. Dr Gilliland is internationally-recognized for his research on
urban development and public health issues, and in 2009, he was recognized with an award from the Canadian Association of
Geographers for Outstanding Achievement by an Early Career Scholar for his contribution to research on children in the city.

Agenda
8:00a Registration
8:30a Welcome (Dr. Graham Pollett - Middlesex London Health Unit)
8:45a From Evidence To Practice: Evaluating The Health Impacts of Land Use and Transportation (Dr. Larry Frank)
10:00a Break
10:15a Walking Home (Ken Greenberg)
11:15a The Built Environment And Children’s Health: Evidence From London-Middlesex (Dr. Jason Gilliland)
12:25p Closing