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Zoning for the Public's Health: Using Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Walkability and Reduce Crime

posted on Tue, Jul 23 2013 11:36 am by The Network for Public Health Law

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Thursday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). 

Neighborhood design can play a significant role in public health. Recent research explores mixed-use zoning and the laws that impact this type of zoning, and how well-planned zoning could help reduce crime and increase neighborhood walkability -- two outcomes integrally tied to improved public health. In this webinar, presenters will share the latest public health law research that supports these findings, describe a new method for evaluating zoning laws, examine case studies from the East and West coasts, and highlight some of the challenges involved in such policy work.


  • (moderator) Deborah Lou, Ph.D., Program Analyst, Active Living Research
  • Carol Cannon, M.A., Research Scientist, The CDM Group, Inc.
  • John MacDonald, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Criminology, Director, Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, Associate Professor of Criminology
  • Rachel Johnson Thornton, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine