On Monday, Sep. 23, the Health Foundation hosted a workshop to kick off AARP New York’s third annual Leading on Livability Summit. The workshop, led by Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire, was the opportunity to discuss racial equity issues in livability efforts. Participants learned new perspectives and ideas on building healthy, walkable, livable communities by confronting existing power structures. Dr. Queen Nazaire has extensive experience in addressing disparities through her work with Living Cities, a group that aims to catalyze fresh thinking and new approaches in community building across the country.
The workshop was the lead-in to AARP New York’s third annual statewide Livability Summit on Sep. 24 and 25, which brought over 100 government officials, policymakers and community planners from across New York State and beyond to Buffalo to collaborate on ways to make communities in Western New York and across the state more livable for residents of all ages. Read more from AARP New York.
Pictured: Health Foundation president Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. (center) with AARP New York leadership and Buffalo mayor Byron Brown.