The Struggle for Economic, Environmental, & Social Justice

Explore how design that improves health and well-being is connected to reforming institutions, policies, and practices.


Research shows that health outcomes are inextricable from race and class, and are part of a complex intersection of architecture, law, public health, public policy, and urban planning. Hear about the latest research initiatives and direct-engagement projects from two leading health and planning experts. They’ll share exciting examples of how design has improved public health and community well-being by reforming the institutions, policies, and practices that shape the physical environment.

Learning objectives

  • Review the relationships between race, poverty, public health, and place.
  • Explore effects that race, poverty, and the environment have on health outcomes.
  • Review research and other projects designed to affect the institutions, policies, and practices that shape the built environment.
  • Understand the responsibility of individual architects and architecture firms to affect and improve public health.
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  • Michael Ford Headshot

    Michael Ford

    Assoc. AIA

    Founder | The Hip Hop Architecture Camp®

    Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA, is known as The Hip Hop Architect as he explores architecture and urban...
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    Malo André Hutson

    Associate Professor, Urban Planning | Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP)

    Founder and director | Urban Community and Health Equity Lab, GSAAP

    Malo André Hutson is an academic scholar and practitioner in the areas of community development;...