Interview with Paul Morris – Center for Disease Control community design
Interview with Paul Morris, FASLA
You've been active in the Center for Disease Control's Healthy Communities program. Please explain what the program is, and the role you've been playing.
It’s an evolving program at this point. It’s mostly through the Environmental Health Division, and they’re looking at ways to contribute to the efforts around the country focused on creating healthier living environments. In particular, they’re focused on the design of communities. The CDC assembled a group of 15 or 20 people recently in Atlanta for the purposes of evaluating the approach and methodology that they might use in creating, potentially, a new center around healthy community design. I was asked to participate as a representative from the ASLA. They had representatives from a variety of other professional associations, non-profits, governmental entities involved.