From Healthy Places to Equitable Inclusive Communities


OAPA/APA WA Joint Virtual Conference

Online Event


Erin Christensen Ishizaki

Date & Time:

10.15.2020 | 4:00 pm–5:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Despite a decade of healthy places practice in community development, TOD and affordable housing planning, inequities are growing. Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and people experiencing poverty are more at-risk and vulnerable to mortality and economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of pre-existing disparities. This is placing a significant strain on safety, mental health, our economy and community resilience. The confluence of COVID-19, calls for racial justice and Black Lives Matter, and the ongoing housing crisis has revealed the depth of inequality perpetuated by many of our governing systems.

Join Mithun partner Erin Christensen Ishizaki for “From Healthy Places to Equitable Inclusive Communities,” to learn how the planning and investment decisions of cities, transit agencies, health departments and other partners can work together to tackle root causes of the most pervasive, expensive, and preventable health equity issues. Health planners, urban designers and long-range planners will share their experiences from the Southwest Corridor Inclusive Communities project in Portland, Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative, and the 85th Station Area Plan in Kirkland. As each community is experiencing “shock” differently, learn how using a health equity lens and understanding the social determinants of health can help increase individual, family, and community capacity for resilience.

Erin’s co-presenters include Hanna Osman from the City of Portland, Allison Zike from the City of Kirkland, and David W Goldberg from the City of Seattle.

Date Posted: 10.15.2020