Save the Date: AIA Michigan Green Health Summit on Sept. 8

The American Institute of Architects Michigan will present the Michigan Green Health Summit on Monday, September 8 at the Christman Company Building in Lansing.

The program will feature several panel discussions on green and sustainable building design and urban design, as well as keynote presentations by some of the AIA’s most experienced and influential members.

Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH will feature as the morning keynote speaker.  Jackson, Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present on health evidence and design.   His work  has established the link between the professions of architecture and medicine,that demonstrates how the quality of built environments correlates with well-being.

Margaret Newman, Executive Director of the Municipal Art Society of New York, will present the lunch keynote speech on placemaking indoors and outdoors.  Newman served as Chief of Staff at the NYC Department of Transportation prior to joining MAS.  Newman developed New York City’s Design Manual, which was instrumental in setting consistent design standards for the City’s streets and sidewalks.

Bill Roschen, past president of the Los Angeles Planning Commission and founding chair of the AIA Design and Health Leadership will close the program with a discussion on design and planning policy.  Roschen has worked extensively with the community in Los Angeles to work toward redevelopment projects that make neighborhoods more sustainable, affordable, liveable and healthy with a focus on “place-based” urban architectural practice.

Registration is $125 for AIA, USGBC, IIDA and MALPH members and $150 for non-members. For more information and registration, click here.