The Healthy Communities Forums explores how the health of our cities intersects economically, socially, and environmentally. Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, the Deputy City Manager for the City of Vancouver, Canada and co-author of The Guide to Greening Cities (Island Press), will discuss Vancouver and other cities efforts to change how they build and operate their cities to make them greener and healthier places to live. Since 1990, downtown Vancouver has grown its population by over 75%, yet 25% less cars enter downtown on a daily basis. The City now has the lowest carbon emissions in North America! What lessons can San Jose learn? Join the conversation!
No charge, open to the public, refreshments provided
Deputy City Manager of
Author of The Guide
to Greening Cities (Island Press)
Healthy Community: A resilient place that thrives socially, environmentally, and economically by preparing for and adapting to changing conditions and the challenges they bring. In a healthy community, people have the choice of affordably living near their work - with shops, parks, schools, and locally grown food accessible by foot, bicycle, or public transit. Here, people can easily lead lifestyles that are healthful, protect the natural environment, and bolster the local economy.