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KI Forum Presents: James Sallis

Designing Cities for Active Living
How careful planning can ensure a healthy community

Thursday, February 11, 2016

6:30 pm

BioScience Research Collaborative

6500 Main Street

James F. Sallis

James F. Sallis


Dr. James. F. Sallis explores ways we can design cities to improve our health rather than harm it. As one of the most-sought after experts on the topic, he’s presented his work to First Lady Michelle Obama, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the Centers for Disease Control, among other influential experts and policymakers. Sallis, director of Active Living Research, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is the author of more than 600 scientific publications. As the Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California – San Diego, his work focuses on the promotion of physical activity and the effects of policy and the environment on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity.

Sallis was named One of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters in 2014.

The Surgeon General Wants Walkable Communities: Will We Get Them?

In September, Urban Edge Senior Editor Ryan Holeywell spoke with James Sallis and asked him to weigh in on the Surgeon General’s call to action.

More information about James F. Sallis:

James Sallis' Website

For more information on James Sallis and for a complete listing of publications and projects, visit

Active Living Research

James Sallis is the Director at Active Living Research, a Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.

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