Hill Seminar Room - LeBow Engineering Building Room 240
31st and Market Sts
Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Health
David Hewitt, Ph.D., Evidential Planning and Management, LLC
Skip Wiener, Urban Tree Connection
Sunit Jariwala, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
RSVP links (webinar option also available):
http://whoozin.com/WER-KJQ-R4VJ (in person)
http://whoozin.com/VT3-JRY-QNWV (web attendance)
David Hewitt, PhD has been working with plants, animals, soils and water for over twenty years, beginning with his work on farms in upstate New York. His current work focuses on urban land management and infectious disease. He is principal of Evidential Planning and Management LLC, and is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, a research associate of the Department of Botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and is affiliated with a variety of other institutions. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University.
Skip Wiener has a master’s degree from Temple University in Plant Physiology (1967) and a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania (1972). He worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the National Park Service, the Montgomery County Planning Commission, and John Rahenkamp Consultants as a landscape architect/regional planner. In 1989 he started the Urban Tree Connection (UTC), which developed community-based environmental programs in Chester, PA and did extensive work with the Philadelphia School District creating neighborhood service-learning projects with students. UTC became a nonprofit in 1997 at which time a community-driven open-space revitalization model was initiated and now is flourishing.
Dr. Sunit Jariwala is the Director of Allergy/Immunology Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is one of the founding physicians of the Montefiore Asthma Center. His clinical practice covers all aspects of allergy, asthma, and immunologic diseases in children and adults. Dr. Jariwala’s research interests include: 1) environmental factors contributing to asthma in the Bronx; and 2) risk factor identification and outcomes analysis in severe, uncontrolled asthma patients in the Bronx. Dr. Jariwala earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
This seminar is part of the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series
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