November 5, 2021
Hixon Center Urban Conference
About the Conference
This hybrid conference convened by Yale’s Hixon Center for Urban Ecology will focus on the current and potential future impact of COVID on cities. Yale Professor Frank Snowden will provide the opening talk, Re-imagining Cities during Covid-19: Lessons from Asiatic Cholera. The day-long event will include three panels exploring the relationship between urban living conditions and viral spread; the impact of shifting concentrations of people and capital on real estate investments; and causes and effects of increased utilization of urban natural space. Shannon LaDeau’s closing presentation will center on the role of human-environmental interactions in exacerbating the threats of vector-borne pathogens in urban areas. Non-Yale affiliates may attend virtually. Yale faculty, staff and students may attend the conference in person at Kroon Hall (195 Prospect St.) In-person registration closes on Tuesday, November 2. The “Parks, Mental Health, and the Pandemic” panel from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal and has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT. You must attend virtually for the entire length of the 90-minute session to receive these credits. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.
Schedule of Events
Keynote Address "Re-imagining Cities during Covid-19: Lessons from Asiatic Cholera"
Urban Informal Settlements and the Pandemic
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, Drexel University
Blessing Mberu, African Population and Health Research Center
Jason Corburn, PhD, UC Berkeley
Albert Ko, MD, Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Flows of People & Investments in/out of Cities
Christina Gaw, Gaw Capital Partners