Jason Corburn, Professor of City & Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Jason Corburn is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the Center for Global Healthy Cities at UC Berkeley. Professor Corburn’s research focuses on urban health equity, health impact assessment, urban climate change, and informal settlements and health. His projects include participatory action research, where communities engage in the science of measuring risks, developing and implementing solutions to the hazards they face. Professor Corburn has worked with community groups and governments in cities across the US and in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, France and India. He co-chairs the World Health Organization (WHO), sub-committee on Urbanization, Informal Settlements and Health Equity. He is the author of number of award winning books, including: Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice (MIT Press, 2005), Toward the Healthy City: People, Places and the Politics of Planning (MIT Press, 2009), Healthy City Planning (Routledge, 2013) and Slum Health (UC Press, 2016). He received his PhD and Master of City Planning from MIT and completed a post-doc in epidemiology at Columbia University.
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