3rd International Smart & Healthy Cities Symposium



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3rd International Smart & Healthy Cities Symposium

The Institute of Smart and Healthy Cities at Thomas Jefferson University, the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and AARP PA present the 3rd International Smart and Healthy Cities Symposium Smart and Healthy Cities 2021.This discussion forum will focus on the interrelationship of design, urbanization, technological innovation, demographic trends, and population health to develop smarter and healthier cities and discuss how cities can be better prepared for global crises. All our welcome to attend the symposium — academics, scientists, entrepreneurs and leaders in architecture, engineering, population health and city government. All panels will be available through Zoom. Register for links.

Panel Discussion Dates & Time

Understanding the Impact of Smart Cities: Policies, Design, Economics, Big Data, Environment and Population Health

Opening remarks:


  • Silvia Barbero, PhD. Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Emily Yates, Smart City Director, City of Philadelphia (TBD)
  • Mariela Alfonzo, PhD. Founder, State of Place
  • Mike Watson, AARP Director, Livable Communities


  • Russell McIntire, PhD, MPH
    Associate Director, Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities
    Assistant Professor, Public Health
    College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Drivers for Change: Population Health, Technological Innovation, Built Environment, Entrepreneurship

Opening remarks:

  • Ignazio R. Marino, MD
    Professor of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, TJU
    Executive Vice President for International Innovative Strategic Ventures, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
    Executive Director, Jefferson Italy Center
    Former mayor of Rome


  • Federica Larcher, Dept. Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Urban Greening for Better Living: Experiences from Italy
  • Andriele Madison, Green Space Communities Lead, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
  • Adam Dakin, Managing Director, Dreamit Ventures
  • Jason Duckworth, President, Arcadia Land Company and former Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance Director
  • Cybelle Jones, CEO, Society for Experiential Graphic Design


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