Place Makers Collaboratory: Health + Community Planning
ASU Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, Room 202 (see map)
This one-day workshop combines lectures, interactive presentations, hands-on exercises, and an immediately-usable toolkit to support students, planners and healthcare professionals to build healthy communities.
- Kathryn Terzano, ASU School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning Lecturer – Kathryn will present a history of planning focused on the interrelation of planning & healthcare.
- Cynthia Melde, Arizona Department of Health Services Nutritionist – Cynthia will present her work on Arizona's future growth and the prosperity of communities as they relate to healthcare prevention.
- Patricia Tompkins, Creative Director of Cultivate South Phoenix (CUSP) – Patricia will share the process and outcomes to date of her work as designer-in-residence as part of a coalition of community leaders committed to improving health and wellness in South Phoenix. She will discuss how her role as a designer is being invented and reinvented on a community-based interdisciplinary team working to support healthy lives.
- Lindsay Kinkade, Creative Director of Little Giant Design Studio – Lindsay will invite attendees to participate in an active mapping of new approaches to user-based design process. She will propose new ways of working and collaborating in the health and planning fields for real results in engaged communities.
Kate Terzano, Lecturer, ASU's School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning
Kathryn Terzano holds Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University (2011). She spent the last year in the Netherlands with the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) in The Hague, where she developed and managed the organization’s content program. She is a full-time Lecturer forthe planning program teaching course such as History of Planning, Urban Poverty and Professional Writing and Presentation Skills for Planners.
Cynthia Melde, Arizona Department of Health Services
Cynthia Melde (MS) is the Nutrition and Physical Activity Manager with the Arizona Department of Health Services. Cynthia oversees policy, system, and environmental change initiatives around nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. Cynthia is the lead for the department on healthy community design and works to include health in all policies and practices through the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIA). Cynthia received national recognition for her work with the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program to develop an online assessment tool for school sites to examine built environment barriers to walking and biking to and from school. Cynthia has her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College.
Patricia Tompkins, Design Director, PatriciaTompkins.com
Patricia Tompkins is an experienced visual problem-solver with a passion for design-driven social change. She is the Design Director at Splinter Creative, a Tempe-based design agency that partners with passionate and progressive businesses to develop focused brand strategies and graphic design solutions. A graduate of the Visual Communications program at the University of Arizona, she is fluent in photography, illustration and typography. Patricia was invited to participate in the first ever Phoenix Design Summit, a design thinking conference in which designers and community organizations use creative problem-solving techniques to tackle social causes in the Phoenix metro area. She is currently an active member in Cultivate South Phoenix (CUSP), a local coalition of designers and community leaders whose mission it is to leverage the efforts of a broad range of organizations to improve overall health and wellness in South Phoenix. Patricia is the the chair of AIGA Arizona's Design for Good program, a movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change.
Lindsay Kinkade, Principal, Little Giant Design
Lindsay Kinkade is a community-based designer, public artist, teacher, and documentary journalist. She is the Founder and the Creative Director of Little Giant, a design firm that builds tools for public dialogue on public issues. A former visual journalist at The Boston Globe, Lindsay brings anethical framework and research rigor to every project. Trained in the MFA program at RISD, she brings a love of collaboration and a deep commitment to the highest levels of design and engagement to her public work. She maximizes possibilities by drawing on her hybrid training to facilitate a robust dialogue in the public sphere. She is the founding Design+Communication Coordinator for NSF EPSCoR at RISD, a climate change design research project in the state of Rhode Island, and is a co-founder of the new urban design collaborative, Assembly Required. Lindsay is an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches Making It Understandable, a public policy + design course that has recently tackled the challenge of communicating details of the Affordable Care Act with Rhode Islanders. She now lives in the Phoenix area.
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