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Archive for November, 2009


Thursday, November 19th, 2009

s23507779_31070640_67391Hello.  My name is Jamison Hutchins, and I am going to be working with Health by Design through next July.  I have been matched with HbD through an exciting Americorps program called Public Allies, which is focused on building leaderships skills via community engagement and experience in the non-profit sector.  I grew up in the Indianapolis area until about 5 years ago when I ventured out to Montana to attend school…and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.  It was in Missoula that I was awakened to the benefits of a community focused on making sure that bikers and pedestrians shared the same benefits and safeties as car dwellers.  These next ten months are going to be a great opportunity to work towards creating a healthier and less car-dependent environment here in central Indiana.  Please feel free to contact me if there is anything I can do to help, or you just want to talk over a cup of coffee.

Enjoy Spirit and Place with us!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

website clip layoutsHealth by Design is thrilled to be participating in the 2009 Spirit and Place Festival  Please join us on Thursday, November 12 for Neighborhoods: Inspiring Place, Improving Health.  This 2009 Spirit & Place Festival event will explore how to create communities that sustain health, inspire happiness, build social capital, and support economic development.  An exhibit of resident-created photos and maps from Clermont, Community Heights, and Indianapolis’ Far Eastside will be on display.  The event will be held at the Indiana State Museum, beginning with a 6:30 PM reception.  A presentation will begin at 7 PM, featuring Ethan Kent, of Project for Public Spaces.  Visit the HbD Urban Planning Scholar Series page to learn more.  We hope to see you there!