Throughout the 2010-1011 academic year, the Department of Urban Planning and the Lewis Center presents the Harvey S. Perloff lectures on The Future of Urban Planning. The lecture series, in honor of planning pioneer and long-time UCLA Dean Harvey S. Perloff, includes a diverse array of urban, regional, and planning scholars reflecting on what they see as the most vexing issues and questions confronting cities and regions over the next decade, and the types and methods of planning research needed to address them. The goal of this series is to begin a conversation among our faculty and students on the most important intellectual questions facing our field over the coming decade. The series is free and open to the public. Harvey S. Perloff Lectures on The Future of Urban PlanningNISHA BOTCHWEY Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at University of Virginia”Toward an engagement model of planning: Photovoice and healthy communities in South Africa and Central Virginia”Dr. Botchwey specializes in community development and neighborhood planning emphasizing local religious and secular institutions and public health promotion. She joined the faculty of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the fall of 2003, and teaches undergraduate and graduate community development and health courses including Healthy Communities, a seminar exploring the connections between the built environment and health. Her Built Environment and Public Health Curriculum is an on-line resource http://faculty.virginia.edu/nbotchwey/BuiltEnvironmentandHealthCurriculu… Dr. Botchwey’s researches methodologies religious and secular institutions implement to revitalize unhealthy communities, places where the physical and social environments do not enable people to maximize their lives.
Nisha Botchwey on “Toward an engagement model of planning: Photovoice and healthy communities in South Africa and Central Virginia”
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