The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP), the School of Public Health (SPH), UMD faculty, staff and students attended the mid-year meeting for the Healthy Places Seed Grant program on Thursday, Nov. 30. The in-person, two-hour meeting, hosted by Dawn Jourdan, dean of MAPP and Boris D. Lushniak, dean of SPH, took place in The Great Space of the Architecture Building.
The inaugural funding program, initiated by the two deans, is designed to spark innovative research around the challenges of building healthy, equitable communities. Eight projects led by researchers from MAPP, SPH, the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) received grants – ranging between $2,500 and $30,000 – through the program, which supports partnerships across UMD. Awardees had the opportunity to share their experiences, progress and challenges during the roundtable discussion.
You can view a photo essay of the roundtable below:
The Healthy Places Seed Grant program continues to build on the growing partnership and emerging research collaborations between MAPP and SPH to explore the impact of the built environment on health outcomes, opportunity and a community’s quality of life.