Co-sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the event is informed by an appreciation of the ever-growing role of the urban environment in shaping the health of populations, both in the U.S. and globally. Urban environments, including physical, social, and service spaces, affect the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat. Emerging evidence suggests that the urban environment also plays a substantial role in how we feel, think, and behave. This understanding animates scholarship that must, definitionally, exist at the interstice of public health and urban planning/architecture. It is the intent of this meeting to explore these intersections.