2015 UCLA HCI Symposium: From Healthy Campus to Healthy City by Richard J. Jackson, Pediatrician and a Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Associate Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Maria Luisa Camacho, LA River Revitalization Corporation, Greenway 2020 Director
About the Presenters:
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Urban Planning Professor at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. Professor Loukaitou-Sideris’ research focuses on the public environment of the city, its physical representation, aesthetics, social meaning and impact on the urban resident. Her work seeks to integrate social and physical issues in urban planning and architecture. An underlying theme of her work is its “user focus”; that is, she seeks to analyze and understand the built environment from the perspective of those who live and work there
Richard J. Jackson, MD is a pediatrician and a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has been a public health leader at state, national and international levels and over the last dozen years he has focused on how the built environment shapes human health, both for good or ill. He writes and speaks widely on these subjects and has been the leader for the BE Well pod of the Healthy Campus Initiative.
At the LA River Corp, Maria works with public and private partners to realize Greenway 2020, a campaign to connect all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River by the year 2020. She is channeling the current momentum to champion a new vision of the Los Angeles River in partnership with community groups, foundations, government entities, as well as, individual and corporate donors. Between 2008 and 2013, Maria Luisa Camacho served as Vice President at Consensus Inc., where she specialized in managing political and key stakeholder communications strategies for high-profile real estate development projects, transportation projects and state-wide projects. In November 2011, Maria was appointed by Governor Brown to preside on the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Maria will serve a four-year term. Maria earned her J.D. at Loyola Law School, where she became a certified mediator at the Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution. She has a B.A. from Stanford University in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, with a Minor in Urban Studies.
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