Architecture for Health: A Talk by Karen Kubey

Join us for an evening presentation by Karen Kubey. Her talk, Architecture for Health, asks How can an architect help advance health equity? Across the country, low-income communities of color are in a health crisis. New York’s East Harlem has an average life expectancy of 76. Directly south, residents of the more affluent Upper East Side live to an average of 85. Studies show a surprising correlation: the best predictor of our health is where we live. Exploring the potentials of health-centered interventions in the built environment, Karen will present work that brings together architects, policy and finance experts, and community leaders to promote greater health equity.

RSVP here.

This event is brought to you by APT and New York Public Library.

About the Presenter:

Karen Kubey is an urbanist specializing in housing and health. She was the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture and co-founded both New Housing New York, the city’s first design competition for sustainable and affordable housing, and the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter (now Open Architecture/New York). Karen’s recent project partners include the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Housing Authority.Trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, Karen began her career in affordable housing design.

APT (Architectural Practice Talk) celebrates young design talents and creative minds in architecture, design and urbanism, and fosters an international design community by curating a series of diverse and engaging cultural events. Through a rich program of office tours, interviews, site visits and lecture series, APT is committed to nurturing design excellence and encouraging interdisciplinary dialogues through the power of online and offline experience. Founded in a small apartment in New York, today APT brings together over 700 industry influencers and reaches thousands of readers in the design community.

53rd Street Library
18 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY, 10019

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When: Mon., July 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening presentation by Karen Kubey. Her talk, Architecture for Health, asks How can an architect help advance health equity? Across the country, low-income communities of color are in a health crisis. New York’s East Harlem has an average life expectancy of 76. Directly south, residents of the more affluent Upper East Side live to an average of 85. Studies show a surprising correlation: the best predictor of our health is where we live. Exploring the potentials of health-centered interventions in the built environment, Karen will present work that brings together architects, policy and finance experts, and community leaders to promote greater health equity.

RSVP here.

This event is brought to you by APT and New York Public Library.

About the Presenter:

Karen Kubey is an urbanist specializing in housing and health. She was the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture and co-founded both New Housing New York, the city’s first design competition for sustainable and affordable housing, and the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter (now Open Architecture/New York). Karen’s recent project partners include the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Housing Authority.Trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, Karen began her career in affordable housing design.

APT (Architectural Practice Talk) celebrates young design talents and creative minds in architecture, design and urbanism, and fosters an international design community by curating a series of diverse and engaging cultural events. Through a rich program of office tours, interviews, site visits and lecture series, APT is committed to nurturing design excellence and encouraging interdisciplinary dialogues through the power of online and offline experience. Founded in a small apartment in New York, today APT brings together over 700 industry influencers and reaches thousands of readers in the design community.

53rd Street Library
18 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY, 10019

Free