How is Denver Shaping Health?
In light of current world events, shaping health has never been more important for our cities. Now more than ever, we experience firsthand how our environments play a role in putting people at risk of death, and in saving lives. The environment will play an important role in the next urban revitalization to create health-promoting, disease combating infrastructures.
As part of the Centre for Conscious Design's global Conscious Cities Festival, Denver's festival event will bring together local cross-disciplinary experts to describe how they are Shaping Health. Each expert will share a short presentation of how they are impacting change in the Denver metropolis and beyond as we work towards a healthier, more responsive and adaptive city. This event aims to share our city’s strategies globally, as well as identify opportunities in which we can learn from other cities.
Fellow, The Centre for Conscious Design
Director of Research, Boulder Associates Architects, Boulder, CO
Advisory Council, Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)
Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Craig Hospital
As a senior design researcher with HKS, Casey Lindberg is dedicated to the translation of scientific findings to design. With a PhD in experimental psychology and a Master of Architecture, his expertise positions him to study and communicate how the environment affects health, wellbeing, and behavior.
Casey is broadly interested in the way different environments affect humans physiologically and psychologically. He has extensive experience using wearable technology and IEQ measures to study how the environment affects physiological health and wellbeing. He is particularly interested in design solutions for the dissimilar effects the environment has on people due to individual differences.
Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Associate Professor University of Colorado, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Carrie Makarewicz, PhD is an associate professor in Urban and Regional Planning at CU Denver. She researches the implications for individuals and families from the interactions among public sector investments, market development, and policies for housing, transportation, and schools. Her main focuses include public transportation and active transportation facilities, affordable housing, public schools, community development, and post-disaster housing recovery. She has worked as a change management consultant, city planner, and policy analyst. She has a BBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Masters in Urban Planning and Public Affairs from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.