Goods Movement and Public Health Implications

Posted by on September 19, 2011

Learn how goods movement impacts air quality and public health and how health professionals, planners, government officials, civil engineers and others can play a role in advocating for healthier environments.

Goods Movement and Public Health Implications
Friday, September 23, 2011
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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Approved for 6.25 AICP CM

Goods Movement: Public Health Implications for the Mid-Atlantic that builds on Clean Air Council’s ongoing Goods Movement Program. The goal of the conference is to educate public health and environmental advocacy organizations, planners, public health agencies, and elected officials about the public health impacts of goods movement and the role that they can play in addressing these impacts.

The Council has identified public health professionals, planners and health advocates as an under-represented constituency in the effort to better assess and develop programs and policies to reduce the public health and environmental harm generated by moving goods. The conference will bring in new stakeholders, develop the knowledge base of the issue within the public health and planning fields, and cultivate long-term participation with a sector whose valuable input is missing from the broader conversation. A more complete understanding of the health and neighborhood sustainability issues associated with goods movement will allow leaders in these fields to work together in developing and implementing region-specific policies and solutions.

Healthy People Global Goods Agenda

Goods Movement: Public Health Implications for the Mid-Atlantic Region Conference
September 23, 2011 • University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

8:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am: Conference Welcome – Joseph Otis Minott, Esq., Executive Director, Clean Air Council

9:15am: Goods Movement and the Public Health Agenda
Panel Topics:

Goods Movement Overview – Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE
Transportation Network Overview – Ted Dahlberg, Senior Planner, DVRPC
Impact on the Labor Community – Barbara Rahke, Director, PHILAPOSH
Environmental Inequality in Philadelphia – Diane M. Sicotte, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, Drexel

10:30 am: Research: Making the Connection between Goods Movement and Environmental Disease:
Panel Topics:

Goods Movement and Pediatric Asthma – Stephen J. McGeady, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Alfred DuPont Hospital for Children
Statistical Modeling of Air Pollution, Acute/Chronic Exposures in Humans and Health Impact – Jeff Yanosky, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Diesel Pollution and Cancer Risks – Kevin Stewart, Director of Environmental Health, American Lung Association

11:45am: Goods Movement in the Northeast
Panel Topics:

Projections, Trends, and Impacts – James J. Corbett, PhD, Professor, Marine Policy, University of Delaware

12:30 pm: Lunch

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project: Community Involvement and Participatory Research – Brian Beveridge, Co-Director, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

1:45 pm: Goods Movement and Transportation Planning from a Public Health Perspective.
Panel Topics:

Health Impact Assessments – Clint Randall, Healthy Communities Coordinator, City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health & Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Transportation and Climate Change – Valerie Gray, Planning Supervisor, DNREC Division of Air & Waste Management
EPA Drayage Truck Replacement Program – Catherine Magliochetti, MES, Chemical Engineer, Air Protection Division, EPA Region III
Clean Vehicles and Fuels Project – Rich Kassel, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

2:45pm: Refreshment Break

3:00pm: Policy solutions, research methodologies
Panel Topics:

Community Economic Development – Laura Wolf-Powers, PhD, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Community Benefits Agreements – Adam Cutler, Esq., Director, Public Health and Environmental Justice Clinic, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

4:15pm: Moving Forward
Next Steps and Question and Answer Session

Edward A. Emmett, MD, MS, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Joseph Otis Minott, Esq., Executive Director, Clean Air Council

4:45: Closing

Conference Scholarships Available.
For more information, contact Katie Edwards at 215.567.4004, ext. 102 or

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