October 11, 2013
UC Berkeley Associate Professor Jason Corburn has won the United Nations Association of the East Bay's Global Citizen Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in fulfilling the mission of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Professor Corburn, a faculty member in the College of Environmental Design and School of Public Health, won the award for his work improving water, sanitation and public health in the urban informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya. Professor Corburn will be presented the award with other recipients, including Congresswoman Barbara Lee, on October 27, 2013.
Professor Corburn's work on improving urban infrastructure and health in Kenya's informal settlements is documented in his new book, Healthy City Planning: From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity, published in 2013 by Routledge (http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9780415613026/).
Professor Corburn's recommendations from Healthy City Planning are already influencing the way governments, United Nations agencies, development banks and non-governmental organizations view the connections between poverty, urban governance and human health.
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Jason Corburn, Ph.D.
United Nations Association, East Bay
UNA East Bay Global Citizen Awards Dinner
United Nations Millenium Development Goals
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