The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) Informatics Colloquium Series
Speaker: Dana M. Habeeb, Georgia Institute of Technology
Where: Geological Survey (GY-S201) (NEW LOCATION)
When: Friday, February 17, 2017, 3:00 pm
Topic: Environmental Informatics for Healthy Change
Abstract: The places we live often pose the biggest obstacles to our everyday health, whether through poor walkability, air pollution, or extreme heat. This presentation examines local interventions designed to address environmental and climate change challenges which directly impact our health and wellbeing. In this talk, I describe heat mitigation strategies, sea level rise adaptations, and air pollution monitoring techniques that can reduce negative environmental exposures while producing healthier and more resilient communities. I illustrate how the disciplines of environmental planning, environmental informatics, and urban sensing can empower individuals to take ownership over and improve their health, their community, and their environment.
Biography: Dana Habeeb is a PhD candidate in the school of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech. Trained as an architect and urban designer; Dana brings a design perspective to her research in environmental planning and health. With a focus on designing local interventions, she investigates ways to engage and empower individuals to respond to current and future environmental problems by synthesizing research in climate change, public health and environmental sensing. Her research explores how climate responsive design can help mitigate climate change and address environmental challenges to improve the health of individuals and communities.