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Global Thought Leaders Gather to Promote Health by Design

The impact of the built environment on our health, wellbeing and quality of life will be the focus of presentations by leading international local and global organizations from both the medical and architecture professions at the 11th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition at the Hong Kong Kowloon East, Crown Plaza Hotel this week. Mark Johnson will be a keynote speaker in the Eco-Design debate, presenting, Designing the City as a Strategic Tool for Improving Public Health.  The International Academy for Design and Health is a unique international forum for the exchange of ideas about innovation in the future design of health systems, services and facilities around the world.  Follow the conference.

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5 teams shortlisted for London’s Downtown Riverfront

July 7, 2015  London, Ontario.  Civitas is one of five finalists selected to make complete proposals for the re-design and re-imagining of the downtown stretches of London’s magnificent Thames River.  The next phase of the design competition will involve the preparation of a complete vision for the entire downtown riverfront, more detailed plans for the river edges around the Forks of the Thames and the SoHo District, and the identification of two inaugural projects that could be quickly developed to kick start the regeneration of the City of London’s primary open space asset. Follow the competition.


Exploring the relationship between environmental design and public health

The Haven Project is a transformative open space plan for Mott Haven and Port Morris,  a 1.3 square mile neighborhood to 53,000 residents in the South Bronx.  Developed by New York Restoration Project and an integrated multi-sector, multi-disciplinary team (including Civitas), the plan will repurpose the tools of public health and urban planning to explicitly link neighborhood development efforts to demonstrated community impacts. The plan will be unveiled in July, 2015.