Learning about and engaging with the environment involves the integration of many disciplines and combines the classroom experience with work in the field, fusing theory and practice. At The New School the nucleus of this engagement is the Tishman Environment and Design Center. It is a place for students and faculty from all colleges and schools to gather, interact, and explore shared experiences. It facilitates research, curriculum development, internships, and fieldwork opportunities. It stimulates critical thinking and builds relationships through lectures, public programs, workshops, and conferences.
The center is exactly that, a center of creative work and experience that allows students and faculty to explore the curriculum, share and interact on projects, and research and work with the community at large to explore opportunities for collaboration.
Our environment is the larger New York metropolitan area. There are many opportunities to work with towns, cities, states, non-governmental groups, corporations, other universities, and other organizations. Through the Tishman Environment and Design Center, we hope to connect students and faculty to this broader coalition to enhance learning, civic engagement, and research.
The Tishman Environment and Design Center is excited to announce an event happening tonight!
Examining How Urban Built Environments Affect Health & Health Disparities in New York City
A Lecture by Gina Schellenbaum Lovasi, PhD
April 23, 2012, 6:00pm
2 West 13th Street, Orientation Room, 1st Floor
Dr Lovasi discusses how intersections between the social and built environments in New York City influence health outcomes, and how these intersections can help us understand health disparities across the urban landscape. Using insights from bioethics and epidemiology, the talk explores the roles of agency and participatory processes in urban health.
Gina Lovasi is an assistant professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research examines the effects of how modifiable built and social environments influence cardiovascular and pulmonary health, as well as differences in these effects across population subgroups.
This event is free to the general public!