Exploring the function and design of cities and their impact on health and urban vitality
UofL's Department of Geographic & Environmental Sciences invites you to their free seminar series, open to all.
On October 3rd, the featured speaker will be Patrick Piuma from UofL's Urban Design Studio, speaking on the topic: "Exploring the function and design of cities and their impact on health and urban vitality."
The Envirome Institute’s Urban Design Studio (UDS) is focused on exploring the relationships between our built and natural environments and how their design and function impacts various aspects of health, from physical and psychological to environmental and economic.
For more than a decade the UDS has utilized tactical urbanism, prototyping and other placemaking tools to test ideas and explore ways to improve the city through direct action and community engagement.
Going beyond placemaking, the UDS and Envirome Institute are looking at how the city can improve people’s health rather than waiting to treat the diseases caused by the environment. We are currently working on several projects that look specifically at urban greening with the Trager MicroForest Project, the Health Corridor, and the New Vision of Health Campus.