Today “We Will Chicago” invites the public to join their webinar on Public Health & Safety. As previously reported, this program is the first citywide initiative of its kind since the “1966 Comprehensive Plan.” We Will’s efforts are still evolving, but the three-year citywide planning initiative prioritizes equity, resiliency, and engagement to create an inclusive vision for the future of Chicago. The program is continuing this virtual series with the goal to increase vibrancy throughout Chicago, by looking at models and practices brought about by global thought leaders.
The event is scheduled for today, August 18th, at 12 pm CT. The event invites community members to get involved and engage in Public Health and Safety. Today’s speakers will include:
- Kate McMahon, MPH, director, Health Equity in All Policies, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago
- Amanda O’Rourke, executive director, 880 cities, Toronto
- Tommi Laitio, Bloomberg Public Innovation fellow, Helsinki
- Tiffany McDowell, Equity Institute director, YWCA
Participants will hear how Chicago plans to address public health and safety on the local level by placing an emphasis on social and economic factors, social environment, behavior, as well as access.
This is a seven-part series, and each will represent a pillar of the We Will Chicago plan. The program is actively seeking citywide participation and is highly encouraging community engagement and feedback. For more insight and to subscribe to the calendar of upcoming virtual events, visit the We Will Chicago site.