“Retrofitting Suburbia” – Coming to PBA June 18

Mark your calendars or set your DVRs – an important new program is coming to PBA 30 on Monday, June 18 at 11 pm called “Retrofitting Suburbia.” It is the first of a four episode series by Designing Healthy Communities hosted by Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH. Here is the gist:

A provocative new 4-hour series, “Designing Healthy Communities.” Host/Narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression. Dr. Jackson connects bad community design with burgeoning health costs, then analyzes and illustrates what citizens are doing about this urgent crisis by looking upstream for innovative solutions.

“Retrofitting Suburbia” has a special focus on two Atlanta projects- the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlantic Station. Here is a short preview:

The air times on PBA 30 for all four episodes are:

  • Episode 1: Monday June 18, 11pm
  • Episode 2: Monday June 18, midnight;
  • Episode 3: Tuesday June 19, 11pm;
  • Episode 4: Tuesday June 19, midnight.


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