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HEALTH + FOOD SYSTEMS
Course: Intro to Health Planning seminar (3 credits)
University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Level: Graduate (elective)
Pedagogy The course module is organized by weekly lectures, GIS labs, students-led debates, reading summaries, class discussions, short policy reports, and semester team / individual project. Lab sessions are comprised of applications of (ArcGIS 10+ for desktop), in addition to working on a number of lab assignments.
The Healthy Communities Transformation Initiative (HCTI) launched in 2012 by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), aimed to develop a systematic, evidence-based approach to assist the local government assess the physical, social, and economic assets of community health, and identify strategies and programs for improving health and quality of life for their residents. Focusing on the Healthy Communities Index (HCI) of this initiative, the semester project. In this project, each student team were asked to identify two to three themes from the HCI discussed in this class. Those indicators are tailored to a specific community/ City, and a proposed implemental strategies plan and appropriate urban design proposal was submitted.
Student's Work: Carolina Dominiguez
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