Public health officials and researchers have made striking connections between the shape of the built environment and the health of a community. Dr. Richard Jackson shares alarming data about public health problems in the United States and describes how the built environment can adversely or positively impact health.

Over the past decade Dr. Richard Jackson has focused on how architecture and urban planning affect public health. As the leading voice on this topic, he recently hosted a 4-hour PBS documentary series Designing Healthy Communities (2012) dealing with the intersection of community design and health, including innovative solutions for the future.

Enjoy this lecture from the 2013 Placemaking Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, hosted by The University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities on April 3, 2013.

This presentation is also available on iTunes U.