Invited Speakers and Presenters

Portland Musicians

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Governor, Süd-Baden, Freiburg, GERMANY. Planning Inclusive Communities in Germany
  • Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Health Impact Assessments
  • Charlie Hales, Senior Vice President at HDR Engineering, Portland, OR. Mayoral Candidate. Goals for a Healthy Inclusive Portland
  • Jacobo Herdoíza, Director, Urban Revitalization Program, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Quito, ECUADOR. Restoring Ecuador’s Historic Plazas for Social Integration
  • Prof. Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, Chair, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles. Designing Healthy Communities
  • Gianni Longo, Architect, Founding Principal, ACP Visioning + Planning Ltd., New York, NY. Facilitator: Workshop on Achieving Healthy, Inclusive Communities.
  • Lamine Mahdjoubi Ph.D., Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM. Rethinking Play Provisions for Child Active Life
  • Robin Paul Malloy, E.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law, Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, College of Law, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA. Sustainable Communities Need to be Inclusive Communities
  • Ettore Maria Mazzola, Architect, Rome, ITALY.  Urban Regeneration of a Suburban District, Corviale, Rome
  • Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D., Director, Center on Aging & Community, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Community Development for Elder-friendly Communities
  • Lawrence Wallack, Dean, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, Portland, OR. Achieving Health Equity: Framing the Public Discourse

Paper Presenters:

  • Jean K Akers, Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation, Vancouver, WA, USA. Providing Parks for Healthy Populations
  • David Allison, FAIA, ACHA, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA. Designing Hospitals and Medical Centers as Healthy Livable Urban Districts
  • Dean J Almy III, Associate Professor of Architecture, Director of Graduate Programs in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. Dallas: Riparian City
  • Dana Anderson, MCIP, RPP, Director, Planning Services, Town of Oakville, ON, CANADA. Planning for Health & Well-Being in Oakville – a Prescription for Sustainability – Now Just Take the Medicine!
  • Don Arambula, ASLA, Crandall Arambula, Portland, OR, USA. Mobility-Oriented Districts (MOD)—The Next Generation of TOD
  • Hugh Atkinson, Dr., Sr. Lecturer, Department of Social and Policy Studies, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University, London, UNITED KINGDOM. English Local authorities and strategies to tackle climate change: lessons from across the pond?
  • Bhishna Bajracharya, Dr., Assoc Prof., Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture, Bond University, Robina, QLD, AUSTRALIA. Developing active and healthy places: Case study of a master planned community in Australia
  • Kurt Beil, ND, MSOM, MPH, Adjunct research faculty, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR, USA. Effects of Environmental Settings on Measures of Holistic Health
  • Ed Blackburn, Exec Dir, Central City Concern, Portland, OR, USA. Designing urban spaces to foster recovery, housing, and community
  • Djamel Boussaa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, QATAR. Diversity of Urban Spaces as a Catalyst of Sustaining a Living Heritage; The Case of Souk Waqif in Doha, Qatar
  • Eileen M. Brennan, Research Professor of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA. Planning Social Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities: Identifying Needs and Challenges in Portland
  • Lou K. Brewer RN, MPH, Director, Tarrant County Public Health, Fort Worth, TX, USA. Healthy Design of Communities: Lessons Learned in Developing Healthy Planning Policy and Local "How-to" Guide
  • Matt Burgermaster, Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture & Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights Newark, NJ, USA. Farming on the Rooftop: Re-imagining Urban Agriculture, Architecture, and Community
  • Cheryl A Burnette, Assistant Director, Decatur Active Living, City of Decatur, GA, USA. From Health Impact Assessment to Healthy Community: The City of Decatur was the first government in the United States to utilize
  • Sandra Burtzos, Capital Project Manager III, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR, USA. A New Hub at the Intersection of Portland's History and Riverfront
  • Amy Chomowicz, City of Portland, Environmental Services, Portland, OR, USA. Ecoroofs in Portland, OR
  • Scott Clein, Executive Vice President, Giffels-Webster, Civil Engineer, Detroit, MI, USA. The Road Not Taken: Complete Streets and American Transportation Infrastructure in the 21st Century
  • Alice Coker, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland, Portland, OR, USA. SE Clay Green Street Project – Route to the River
  • Nate Cormier, Senior Landscape Architect, SvR Design Company, Seattle, WA, USA. Curbless in Seattle: Transforming a Street into a New Kind of Urban Park
  • George Crandall, FAIA, Crandall Arambula, Portland, OR, USA. Building A Community―The Successes and the Failures
  • Mary Frances Czarnecki, New Traditional Architecture, Portland, OR, USA. Traditional Town Planning
  • Veronica Dujon, Professor of Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA. Planning Social Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities: Identifying Needs and Challenges in Portland
  • Stephanie Farquhar, Associate Professor, School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA. Designing urban spaces to foster recovery, housing, and community. Integrated curriculum for students of urban planning and public health
  • Zeglar Fergus, Architect, BVN Architecture, Fortitude Valley, Qld, AUSTRALIA. Walking Brisbane. Successful entry 2011 Brisbane Ideas Competition.
  • Helen Santiago Fink, ICCR, Chevy Chase, MD, USA. Promoting Behavioral Change towards lower energy consumption in the building sector
  • Sharon Fitzgerald, Central City Concern, Portland, OR, USA. Designing urban spaces to foster recovery, housing, and community
  • Karen A. Franck, Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture & Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights Newark, NJ, USA. Farming on the Rooftop: Re-imagining Urban Agriculture, Architecture, and Community. Access to Fresh, Affordable Food: A Basic Feature of Healthy Communities
  • William Gaylord, AIA, Artist, Architect and Founding Principal, GGLO, Seattle, WA, USA. Design for the Human Experience
  • Jason Graf, ASLA, Crandall Arambula, Portland, OR, USA. Mixed-Income Housing within a TOD
  • Jeanette Gustat, PhD, MPH, Assoc Prof., Prevention Research Center, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA. Baseline Evaluation of the Safe Routes to School Program in Louisiana
  • Brendon Haggerty MURP, Program Coordinator, Clark County Public Health, Vancouver, WA, USA. Growing a healthier community by incorporating a Health Element into a Comprehensive Plan
  • Hanaa Hamdi, Research Associate, School of Nursing, University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey, Montclair, NJ, USA Access to Fresh, Affordable Food: A Basic Feature of Healthy Communities
  • Grady Hanrahan, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA. Promoting Environmental Justice In Ventura: Integrating Science Into Civic Engagement
  • Cindy Heath, GP RED, Plainfield, NH, USA. Health Impacts of an Active Transportation System
  • James Hencke, ASLA, LEED AP, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, OR, USA. Eco-TOD: Creating Sustainable Transit Villages
  • Anne Hill, Portland Water Bureau, City of Portland, Portland, OR, USA. The Portland Loo: A case for health and well-being in our communities.
  • Haco Hoang, Dr. Professor, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA. Promoting Environmental Justice In Ventura: Integrating Science Into Civic Engagement. Promoting Environmental Activism Among Low-Income Youth in Los Angeles: A Study of Effective Strategies and Policy Implications
  • Brett Horner, Asset Manager, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland OR, USA. The People/Nature Approach to Park System Planning. Summer Free for All - A Great Portland Parks Tradition
  • Jonnie Hyde, PhD, Program Manager, Community Health, Health Assessment and Evaluation Unit, Clark County Public Health, Vancouver, WA, USA. Growing a healthier community by incorporating a Health Element into a Comprehensive Plan
  • Gary Johnson, Center City Coordinator, City of Seattle Dept. of Planning & Development, Seattle, WA, USA. Curbless in Seattle: Transforming a Street into a New Kind of Urban Park
  • Rosemary Kennedy, Sr. Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld, AUSTRALIA. Living through extreme weather events and natural disasters: How resilient are our high-rise high-density typologies?
  • Shahed Khan, Assoc Prof, Dept of Urban and Regional Planning, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, AUSTRALIA. Capturing community aspirations for public transport: Communicative planning through collaborative teaching and learning.  Developing active and healthy places: Case study of a master planned community in Australia
  • Katherine O. Kittredge, RA, NCARB, Senior Architect, Standards and Policy Branch, Division of Technical Resources, Office of Research Facilities, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. The National Institutes of Health’s Efforts Toward Creating a Livable Physical Environment
  • Irina Kukina, Professor, Urban Design and Planning Department, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, RUSSIA. In the process of searching for the “ideal formula” for the complete micro-district. Siberian experience.
  • Kylie Legge, Director, Place Partners - Place Making Consultancy, Bondi Junction, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Collaborative Urbanism - Cities brought back to life by their communities
  • Gloria Lindsay Luby, Councillor, City of Toronto, ON, CANADA. Municipal Renewal in Tough Economic Times - How Partnering with the Community Can Spell Success!
  • George A. Luz, Luz Social and Environmental Associates, Ashland, OR, USA. Planning Neighborhoods to Mitigate the Effects of Urban Noise on Noise-Sensitive People
  • Dr. Cecily Maller, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA. Master Planned Communities and the Re-formation of Cities for Health and Wellbeing: The Case of Selandra Rise
  • Jessie Maran, ASLA , Crandall Arambula, Portland, OR, USA. Learn the Building Blocks of Complete TOD Streets
  • Fiona McKay, VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation), Carlton, AUSTRALIA. The importance of partnerships in the creation of healthy, liveable, communities: Selandra Rise Case Study
  • Andrew Thomas Meessmann, Big Muddy Workshop, Omaha, NE, USA. Unite: Ames, ISU, Student, Citizen, and Place
  • Jana L. Meinhold, Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA. Social Equity and Environmental Health for Sustainable Cities: A Search for Solutions
  • Jennifer Merte, MPH  CDC/CSTE, Applied Epidemiology Fellow, Health Assessment and Evaluation Unit, Clark County Public Health, Vancouver, WA, USA. Growing a healthier community by incorporating a Health Element into a Comprehensive Plan
  • Jeff Milkes, South Zone Manager, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland OR, USA. Summer Free for All - A Great Portland Parks Tradition
  • Anjali Mishra, Project Director, S.A.L.A, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, QC, CANADA. Sustaining Emergent Culture in Montreal's Entertainment District
  • Patrick Moore, FASLA, AIA, Partner, Environmental Resources Management, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Elevating Health as a Utility: A Map to Resiliency
  • Hajo Neis, Professor, Director of PUARL, University of Oregon, Portland OR, USA. Sustainable communities
  • Melanie Payne, MPH, Epidemiologist, Clark County Public Health, Vancouver, WA, USA. Growing a healthier community by incorporating a Health Element into a Comprehensive Plan
  • Jim Pettinari, Professor, PUARL, University of Oregon, Portland OR, USA High speed rail in Oregon
  • Rick Phillips, Associate Vice President, HNTB Corporation, Concord, CA, USA. Your Life is on the (Rail) Line – Expanding the Walkable Life from City, to Region, to State, to Nation
  • Jayne Pivik, Research Assoc, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia, West Vancouver, BC, CANADA. Exploring Child and Youth Engagement Methods for Community Evaluation and Development
  • Irina Pozdnyakova, Urban Planning Department, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, RUSSIA. Social Accessibility in the Large Post-Industrial City: from Traditional Planning of “Microdistrict” to Newest Demands
  • Michael Prescott, everyoneincluded strategies inc., Richmond, BC, CANADA. Livable Cities for Everyone - Building Social Geography Capital
  • Danang Priatmodjo, Dr., Department of Architecture - Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, INDONESIA. Public Space in Scarce Urban Land: Case of Jakarta
  • Donald Reynolds, Salinas Redevelopment Agency, Salinas CA, USA. Rebuilding Inclusive Healthy Communities: Salinas Chinatown
  • Orit Rotem-Mindali, Dr. Department of Geography and Environment, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, ISRAEL. Urban Mobility and Spatial Fragmentation of Retail Centers
  • Allison Rouse, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland OR, USA. Director Park: Portland's Newest Public Piazza
  • Thomas Sammons, Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA. University Bike Path: A Collaborative Effort between the Graduate Architectural Studio, the State, and the University
  • Theodore Sawruk, Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, USA. Revisiting the Five Points Partnership: Measuring the Success of Citizen Sponsored Revitalization
  • Vivek Shandas, Associate Professor, School of Community Health and Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA. Integrated curriculum for students of urban planning and public health
  • Philip Speranza, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Portland, OR, USA. Exploiting the Site for Creating Healthy Commun-ities: An Architect’s View
  • Felia Srinaga, DR., M.A.U.D., Architecture Department, University of Pelita Harapan. Karawaci-Tangerang, INDONESIA. Building Social Engagement through Creating a Place’s Vitality
  • Scott Tate, Extension specialist, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA. Marginal and Fringe Arts Events: Influencing Livability from the Edges
  • Susan Thompson, Assoc Prof., Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA. The Healthy Built Environments Program: An Interdisciplinary and Connected Way-of-Working
  • Cindy Toth, Director of Environmental Policy, Town of Oakville, ON, CANADA.  Planning for Health & Well-Being in Oakville – a Prescription for Sustainability – Now Just Take the Medicine!
  • Jared Ulmer, Planner, Urban Design 4 Health, Seattle, WA, USA. Development of an evidence-based Health Impact Assessment model using CommunityViz
  • Natalia Unagaeva, Associate Professor, Urban Design and Planning Department, Institute of Architecture and Design, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, RUSSIA. From formal open spaces to attractive and inviting city environment for everybody (accessibility for handicapped people)
  • Shaun Underkoffler, Health Education specialist, York City Bureau of Health, York, PA, USA. Opportunities and Challenges in Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Policy, Environmental, and Systems Changes to Promote Physical Activity & Healthy Eating
  • Rosalind Wade, Reader, Department of Education, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University, London UNITED KINGDOM. People, place and planet: promoting sustainable communities, locally and globally through engaged, active universities
  • Brian Wethington, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland, Portland, OR, USA. SE Clay Green Street Project – Route to the River

Plus Junior Paper Presenters