EPISODE 108, SEASON 3:
In this episode, I reconnect with
Dr. Richard J. “Dick” Jackson, professor emeritus at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health
We discuss some of his early work as a physician and public health official, his influential books Urban Sprawl and Public Health and Designing Healthy Communities, as well as the need for medicine to start addressing our climate emergency
We are faced with major challenges on multiple fronts, a climate emergency, an obesity epidemic, and preventable deaths from fossil fuel air pollution, yet this public health expert and professor emeritus from the UCLA School of Public Health is hopeful when interacting with the next generation of leaders. A generation that is quite frankly impatient with the excuses and inaction from those in power currently to create healthier, more sustainable communities with a sense of urgency. We also dive into the challenge of addressing the climate emergency from the perspective of the healthcare, really the medical care system.
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Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Dick presenting “at UCLA” on Climate, Health, our Children, and the Future
– Dr. Richard J. Jackson’s bio
– Urban Sprawl and Public Health book
– Designing Healthy Communities book
– Access Designing Healthy Communities documentary
– Atlanta Beltline – Ryan Gravel / Where We Want to Live book
– The old elevated bike highway in Los Angeles
– CNU – The Congress for the New Urbanism
– The High Cost of Free Parking book
– Parking and The City
– My Parking Reform interview w/ Donald Shoup
Resources used during the production of this episode:
– My awesome recording platform is Ecamm
– Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
– Microphone – Shure MV7
– Camera – Sony ZV-E10 (currently sold out)
– Lens – Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
– Elgato Cam Link 4k
– Elgato Streamdeck XL*
– Elgato Streamdeck (*you may not need the XL)
Editing Computer System:
– Apple MacBook Pro 16″ 2021 M1 Pro
– LG 34WP88C-B 34-inch Curved 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440×1440) IPS Display with Ergo Stand
All video, audio, and music production by me, John Simmerman
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Hi Everyone, my name is John Simmerman. I’m a health promotion professional with over 30 years of experience and my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization of how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.
In 2012 I launched the non-profit Advocates for Healthy Communities as an effort to help promote and create healthy, active places.
Since that time I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be, in order to produce high-quality multimedia content to help inspire the creation of more safe and inviting, environments that promote a “Culture of Activity” for “All Ages & Abilities”.
This is one of my personal Active Towns channels and it features my original podcast episodes: conversations, and personal reflections profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them. Click here to access my YouTube Channel for my video content
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