Designing Healthy Communities Previous Broadcasts

Searching for Shangri-La (Episode #104)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

On the last Episode, Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for healthy, sustainable communities of all sizes and shapes that can serve as models for the rest of our nation. His journey takes him to Roseto, PA, Prairie Crossing, IL New York City, Charleston, SC and the forgotten 1960's urban renewal project of Lafayette Park in Detroit, Michigan, the brainchild of 4 men, including visionary architect, Mies van der Rohe. Also included are walkability expert, Dan Burden, and the 1960s, humorous but insightful, candid camera- style studies of people in public spaces by William Holly White, described by Fred Kent of Project for Public Spaces.

Social Policy In Concrete (Episode #103)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Dr. Jackson believes it is every citizen's right to live in a clean, healthy environment. This isn't the case for many low-income neighborhoods, built near big transportation hubs and former industrial cities like Oakland, CA and Detroit, Michigan. We meet a morbidly obese grandmother struggling to raise 7 grandchildren, all of whom have asthma from living near the Port of Oakland. Parts of the city of Detroit resemble abandoned war zones. Yet hope blossoms in both. Health officials, community activists and a new breed of young Urban Pioneers are working to fix their cities by transforming urban wilderness and food deserts into inspirational new models for other troubled, urban communities.

Rebuilding Places of the Heart (Episode #102)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

When U.S. industry and manufacturing collapsed or went elsewhere, cities like Elgin, IL and Syracuse, NY (like many communities in the United States) were left with the task of redefining themselves for a new paradigm. Leading the way to a greener, more sustainable Elgin is a group of high school students. Despite many innovative programs to get Syracuse back on its feet, the city struggles with the larger problem of Lake Onondaga, the most polluted lake in our nation. Local Native American Onondaga tribal leader Oren Lyons serves as conscience in the movement to clean the industrially-polluted lake. And in Riverside California, 16-year old science prodigy, Otana Jakpor, has a personal reason for her war against air pollution. She takes her battle all the way to the White House.

Retrofitting Suburbia (Episode #101)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Dr. Richard Jackson M.D., M.P.H, investigates the link between our nation's obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemic with urban sprawl fueled by car dependency. To prevent disease through better urban planning, Boulder,Colorado redesigns the city to make bicycles a safe alternative transportation. Two Denver suburbs transform dead malls into mixed use and public transit-centered communities. An abandoned mall in Georgia gains new life as a K-8th grade charter school. And two former grad students from Georgia Tech, mentored by their professor, create visionary projects that are forever changing the face of Atlanta.

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