April 1: Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Health

Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series


Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Health

David Hewitt, Ph.D., Evidential Planning and Management, LLC

Skip Wiener, Urban Tree Connection

Sunit Jariwala, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University


Wednesday, April 1st at 4pm (EST)

Hill Seminar Room – Drexel University – Lebow Engineering Room 240 – 31st and Market Sts, Phila, PA

RSVP links (webinar option also available):

http://whoozin.com/WER-KJQ-R4VJ (in person)


http://whoozin.com/VT3-JRY-QNWV (web attendance)



David Hewitt, PhD has been working with plants, animals, soils and water for over twenty years, beginning with his work on farms in upstate New York.  His current work focuses on urban land management and infectious disease.  He is principal of Evidential Planning and Management LLC, and is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, a research associate of the Department of Botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and is affiliated with a variety of other institutions.  He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University.


Skip Wiener has a master’s degree from Temple University in Plant Physiology (1967) and a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania (1972).  He worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the National Park Service, the Montgomery County Planning Commission, and John Rahenkamp Consultants as a landscape architect/regional planner.  In 1989 he started the Urban Tree Connection (UTC), which developed community-based environmental programs in Chester, PA and did extensive work with the Philadelphia School District creating neighborhood service-learning projects with students.  UTC became a nonprofit in 1997 at which time a community-driven open-space revitalization model was initiated and now is flourishing.


Sunit Jariwala, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Attending physician for adult and pediatric Allergy/Immunology patients at the Montefiore and Jacobi Medical Centers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also sees patients at the Montefiore Asthma Center of Excellence. He earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Montefiore. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Jariwala’s research focuses on the immunopathogenic mechanisms of allergic skin diseases, as well as the environmental triggers of asthma.


For more information visit http://ccrun.org/seminars


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