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Strengthen Social Infrastructure in Communities

The basic function of cities is to bring people together, yet people are feeling more lonely and isolated than ever. The future of our cities and the mental health of our populous rests on our ability bring people together not just physically, but socially. The Surgeon General recently released an Advisory on Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation. Pillar 1 of this call to action is to Strengthen Social Infrastructure in Local Communities, which includes designing the built environment to promote social connection. This session will include professionals from each industry called out in that Pillar: housing, transportation and greenspace.

Scott Ulrich, AICP
Jessica Schueren
Ashley Myers
Jonathan Youngman

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