“In the 19th Century our leading causes of death were infectious diseases and cholera. We didn’t have antibiotics or vaccines, so we had to look at our cities- Planning and public health were birthed together and we were able to defeat many of these diseases.”

“Why are people failing at changing unhealthy behaviors? They’re failing in large part because our environments don’t actually support behavior changes that they’re trying to make.”

Karen Lee demonstrates how the planning and design of our cities can address America’s greatest health challenges.

This presentation is also available with closed captioning at iTunes U.

The 2015 Placemaking Conference was held on March 23, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma.