The New York City Designing Healthy Communities Town Hall Meeting (May 2013), examines the connection between poor community design and burgeoning health costs based upon key public health indices: obesity, diabetes, heart, asthma, cancer and depression, a concept first researched by Dr. Richard Jackson, a pediatricianturned-public-health officer. The panel discussion will pick up the conversation about the common characteristics of unhealthy communities and how they can be mitigated. Fifteen panelists, led by series host and narrator Dr. Jackson, will discuss a variety of topics from the series, including reliance on fossil fuel; lack of mass transit alternatives, limited walking space; lack of access to green parks, trails, and gardens; and pollution. Panelists, in alphabetical order, include: Darrin Anderson, Deputy Director, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids; Sarah Barbo, Graduate Student, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Olivia Barry, HS Senior at Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY; Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President, Trust for Public Land; Jane Brody, Personal Health columnist for The New York Times; Earl Brown, Executive Director, The Partnership for a Healthier NYC; Dana Bourland, Vice President, The JPB Foundation; Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Maida Galvez, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, pediatrics, Mt. Sinai Hospital; Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic for The New Yorker; Elaine Gross, President, ERASE Racism; Fred Kent, President, Project for Public Spaces; Tyrik LaCruise, HS Senior at Fordham Prep, Bronx, NY; Larry Murphy, NER Area Manager, CDM Smith; Tom Wright, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association. Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor/Chair Environmental Health Science, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is host and narrator of the four-hour series. He is the 2012 Heinz Award winner in the Environment, Sedgwick Award winner from the American Public Health Association, inductee into the Institute of Medicine, Honorary Board member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects. He is a Tisch Fellow at CUNY in NYC from August - December 2013.