Interview: The Green Heart Project

On this week's edition of Sustainability Now! with your host, Justin Mog, we begin our conversation with several collaborators helping launch the new Green Heart Project in South Louisville. The aim of Green Heart is to change our blueprint for building cities. This new blueprint will rethink infrastructure to create greener living environments that elevate the health of residents to the most critical consideration of planning and design. Through partnerships between the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, The Nature Conservancy, and University of Louisville this ground-breaking 5-year experiment will test the hypothesis that greener neighborhoods can lower the risk of heart disease, improve wellbeing, and community cohesion.

In the studio this week, we’ll hear from Lauren Anderson & Veronica Combs of the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, as well as Dr. Ray Yaeger, scientific lead of the Green Heart project from the University of Louisville. Tune in next week for the second half of our conversation, featuring Catherine Fitzgerald of the The Nature Conservancy & Maren Lane from Hyphae Design Laboratory.

Sustainability Now! airs on FORward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 10am.

Source: Interview: The Green Heart Project (FORward Radio, Sustainability Now, Nov. 13, 2017)