Dick Jackson awarded Reed Award

We are delighted to hear that our friend and IMCL Board Member Dick Jackson is to be awarded the 2015 Henry Hope Reed Award for his work outside the field of architecture that has supported the traditional city. Please see Dick’s message below.

Dear Friends,

The 2015 Henry Hope Reed award, which is awarded in conjunction with the Richard H. Driehaus Prize in architecture, will be conferred in Chicago March 19.  The Reed award is for “an individual working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the cultivation of the traditional city, its architecture and art.” I was surprised and humbled to learn that the jury of esteemed leaders in building and design selected me as a recipient.  I have very much appreciated your many kind comments including this one from Washington Post Architecture critic, Philip Kennicott .  

“This year’s winner is Dr. Richard Jackson, who has worked tirelessly for decades to document and mitigate the public health impacts of urban sprawl and bad—or nonexistent—urban planning. Jackson has had an enormous impact on how people think about the built environment, underscoring the physical and social toll of living in sprawling, car-oriented communities that lack access to basic urban amenities, fresh air, exercise and social cohesion.”

I am also grateful to my excellent colleagues and students at UCLA, UCB, UW, my family, CDC, the Media Policy Center, the Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute of Medicine, International Making Cities Livable, ChangeLab, the Prevention Institute, the Kresge Foundation, the California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente and the energetic and generous colleagues at AIA, the Urban Land Institute and beyond, as well as to the jury.  

Warm regards and happy 2015,

Dick J

Richard J Jackson MD MPH AIA(Hon) ASLA(Hon)   Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.