Video: Dr. Richard Jackson on Advancing Neighborhood Health Equity at IMCL51

Dick Jackson launched the 51st IMCL Conference in June, in his terrific talk on Advancing Neighborhood Health Equity. “We have to remember that the built environment is social policy”, Jackson emphasized. “All too often in the past, we have increased inequity of health between the wealthy and the poor neighborhoods through our planning, and transportation policies. We must change our approach to planning and designing the built environment if we want to improve the health of all.”

Dick challenges all of us in planning, urban design, public health and city government to work together to change the monocultural zoning approach which doesn’t work, requires an enormous amount of energy to keep going, and makes us ill, into planning for diversity of functions and populations within compact neighborhoods in order to improve health and well-being.