Connect+Conversations is an interactive series about how different sectors can address the loneliness epidemic and improve social health.

Join us for the third event in the Connect+Conversations series! This session will focus on how the places where we live, work, and play influence our social relationships.
We will explore the latest research, recommendations, and real-world examples of designing the built environment and neighborhoods to reduce loneliness and strengthen communities.



You will hear from experts in this space and have the opportunity to engage with people across the US and globally. Join the conversation if you are interested in learning and discussing:

What features of the built environment contribute to social health

How urban vs. rural communities help or hinder social connection

Why design and programming must go hand-in-hand

And more!


Kasley Killam, MPH: Founder of Social Health Labs

Edward Garcia, MPH: Founder of the Foundation for Social Connection


Risa Wilkerson: Executive Director of the nonprofit Healthy Places by Design and author of the report, “Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation.”

Erin Peavey: Architect and Design Researcher at HKS, host of the podcast “Shared Space,” and author of the report, “Connecting IRL: How the Built Environment Can Foster Social Health.”

Paty Rios: Research and Housing Lead at Happy City, specializing in social well-being in the built environment and methodology to design urban parks that promote social cohesion.

Jasmine Little: Experience Designer at Culdesac, a real estate development company building the first car-free neighborhood from scratch in the US, and a community innovator.

The event is finished.


Aug 18 2021


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm