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Sex + Neuroscience + Walkability
How do evolutionary biology and our environment come together to impact our health and wellness? What does neuroscience say about walkability? How does outdoor exercise cause the brain to release certain hormones? What can we learn from cities that use public health as a design goal? How can we incorporate concepts of social and mental health into our own designs? If we prioritize human health and happiness over levels of service, will the world really stop turning? Physicians, behavioral psychologists and other health experts are already studying how habitat factors impact our behavior. Retailers are even in the game! Learn. Discuss. Catch up. Explore.
Moderator: Elissa Gertler, Deputy Director, Planning and Development, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, San Francisco, California