HOMECONTACTCITY HALLCITY EMPLOYMENTONLINE SERVICEBUSINESSRESIDENTSVISITORS
City of KnoxvilleContact Us
I Want To...
Download Permits & Forms »
Find City Court Info »
Find Next Brush Pickup Date »
Report Traffic Issue »
Retrieve Impounded Vehicle »
News
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nov. 15-Feb. 15 »
Job Description Posted for New MPC Executive Director »
Christmas in the City Kicks Off Nov. 28 »
Startup Day Returns on Nov. 20 »
UT Medical Center to Host Community Forum on Poor Health of Tennesseans and Citizens in the Region »
Infrastructure Improvements Underway Near World's Fair Park, Convention Center »
Mobile Food Vendor Program »
Civil Rights Act Anniversary »
Cumberland Connection Blog »
Engineering Department Project Blog »
Like the City on Facebook® »
Follow the City on Twitter »
View Press Releases »
Click Here for Printer Friendly Version
NEWS RELEASES
City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
FOLLOW THE MAYOR
www.facebook.com/mayorrogero
www.twitter.com/mayorrogero

For Immediate Release
Brown Bag Green Book Lunch and Learn Program Aug. 15
Brown bag green bookAugust 8, 2012 - "Health is determined in part by personal choice and genetics. However, where you live also affects your health," according to Stephanie Welch, Knox County Health Department's Community Development and Planning Director. Welch will explore the critical relationship of place and health as she reviews Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning by Jason Coburn in Knox County Public Library's Brown Bag, Green Book program, at noon on Wednesday, August 15, in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street. The program series is co-sponsored by the City of Knoxville.

"We see this in East Tennessee," Welch points out, "where, for example, some neighborhoods are full of convenience stores and have no grocery stores. What kind of healthy choices does a person without a car have in this environment?"

In Toward the Healthy City, Corburn argues that city planning must return to its roots in public health and social justice. The first book to provide a detailed account of how city planning and public health practices can reconnect to address health disparities, Toward the Healthy City offers a new decision-making framework called "healthy city planning" that reframes traditional planning and development issues and offers a new scientific evidence base for participatory action, coalition building, and ongoing monitoring.

"What kind of healthy choices does a person without a car have in this environment?" Welch says. "We have a responsibility to plan and develop our community in a way that provides equitable opportunity to make healthy choices."

The public is invited to join the conversation and bring a lunch or pick up something from a downtown restaurant. Copies of the books are available at the Library if you'd like to read one before the program.

Brown Bag Green Book continues on September 19, when Gina Hancock, State Director of Nature Conservancy of Tennessee, will talk about Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement in America by Richard Brewer. On October 17, Madeline Rogero, Mayor of the City of Knoxville, will discuss Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development by Joan Fitzgerald.

For more information, please call Emily Ellis at 865-215-8723.
For Immediate Release
PRESS RELEASE INDEX
Add to Favorites
Adobe PDF Reader
Email Page
Font Smaller
Font Normal
Font Larger
Get Directions
Make Home Page
Print Page
RSS/XML Feed
Search A to Z List
Site Map
Traduzca en Español
Translate to More Languages
Dial 3-1-1 For City Services
311. One Number. One Call.
Click Here for Leaf Pickup Schedule
City Departments
Communications »
Community Development »
Community Relations »
Engineering »
Finance Dept. »
Fire Dept. »
Law Dept. »
Mayor's Office »
Parks & Recreation »
Plans Review/Inspections »
Police Dept. »
Policy & Redevelopment »
Public Service »
Special Events »
Sustainability »
List of All Depts. »
Phone List »
Promotions