Blueprints for Wellness: Public Health and the Built Environment in America’s Progressive Era
Date: Wed Jan 24, 1:00 PM EST - Wed Jan 24, 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a virtual exploration into the intersection of public health and architecture during America's Progressive Era. Our nationally recognized panelists will unravel how the pursuit of better health affected architectural choices and urban planning, paving the way for a healthier America. The 1920 Girl Scout Handbook Scout Aide badges reflect the period's ideas about public health and the built environment. We'll discuss lessons learned (or forgotten) from that history and discover how they influence the way we live and build today. 

Moderator: Rebecca Fenwick of Ethos Preservation specializes in community engagement, historical research, and documentation, serving as principal investigator and author of a wide range of projects and texts, including historic structure reports, resource surveys, and restoration plans.

Panelists: Dr. Sara Jensen Carr, assistant professor at Boston's Northeastern University and author of The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape, will discuss parks and playgrounds. Jeanne Kisacky, a writer and architectural historian whose research focuses on the interaction of design and health, will explore hospital architecture. Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, a bioethicist and writer/speaker on public health and design, will examine the influence of disease (specifically the 1918 flu pandemic) on domestic design.

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