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Lunch UP: Planning for Community Health in Seattle's Chinatown - International District: Intersections of the built environment, health, and the model minority myth

Lunch UP: Planning for Community Health in Seattle's Chinatown - International District: Intersections of the built environment, health, and the model minority myth

Presenter: Valerie Tran, *MPH/MUP '15)

Valerie will provide a brief history of activism, preservation, and development in Seattle's Chinatown - International District (CID) neighborhood. She will explore issues of historic disinvestment in the CID and Asian and Pacific Island communities, which have led to poorer health outcomes in the CID compared to other communities in Seattle and King County. She will also talk about her work leading the development of the 2020 CID Healthy Community Action Plan and how partners are using urban planning as one tool to improve the health, safety, and livability of this historic neighborhood.

These sessions are a response to requests from faculty and students to learn more about what’s going on in the field in an informal environment. We hope this can inspire emergent thoughts and connections that will inform our scholarship.