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Collaboratively Exploring What It Means to PHEAL

August 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Collaboratively Exploring What It Means to PHEAL

An AIALA Design For Dignity Roundtable Discussion

Please join us for this follow up discussion from our 6th annual Design For Dignity conference.

Reflection, introspection and action about how to explicitly embed health equity in the practices of all design professions are a must as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative that new normal is centered on principles of health, equity and inclusion. This session will explore the Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy and Leadership principles developed at the peak of the contagion by the PHEAL Collective—an ad hoc group of over 70 national professionals from the fields of planning, architecture, engineering, public health, landscape architecture, the arts and others.

Featured Speakers:

Triveece Penelton, AICP, NOMACity Planner & Public Involvement Innovator, Vireo

Miguel A. Vázquez, AICP Healthy Communities Urban Regional Planner, Riverside University Health System – Public Health

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

i. Identify their own strengths and weaknesses while considering health equity in their professions;
ii. Relate how their daily work affects public health and well being
iii. Determine how to chart a path towards health equity

For more information about PHEAL, please CLICK HERE.


Triveece Penelton, AICP, NOMACity Planner & Public Involvement Innovator, Vireo

Triveece is a city planner and public involvement innovator. She is also the creator of the Digicate® software application for community engagement. Triveece works with community organizations and government agencies. Her projects blend community planning with intensive public engagement, education, information sharing, messaging, and branding. Her strengths lie in developing and executing planning/engagement processes that use creative and innovative tools. Triveece is an Inaugural Steering Committee Member of Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy & Leadership (PHEAL) and an alumna of the Racial Equity Institute. In addition, her work has won the APWA National Exceptional Performance Award – Journalism, MOVITE Excellence in Transportation Achievement Award, WTS Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award, and a NOMA NAACP Seed Award for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Design. Prior to joining Vireo, Triveece served as a long-range planner with Kansas City, Missouri’s Planning and Development Department in its Planning, Preservation and Urban Design Division. Her work involved detailed analysis of changing community issues and urban design guideline implementation.


Miguel A. Vázquez, AICP Healthy Communities Urban Regional Planner, Riverside University Health System – Public Health

Miguel A. Vázquez, AICP is one of the first planners hired by a public health department in the nation. His role at the Riverside University Health System-Public Health is to strengthen the integration of planning and health through collaboration with non-traditional partners. He is a member of the California Planning Roundtable and co-leads the California’s Planners4Health Initiative. Over the past two decades, he has provided professional planning and community development services to the private, public, and military sectors. He received a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning from California State University, Northridge and is a fellow of the California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health. In 2014, he was named finalist for the Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. The American Planning Association has recognized his leadership and projects with numerous awards and recognitions including the APA President’s Award in 2018 and the APA California’s 2020 Distinguished Contribution Award. Mr. Vazquez is also recipient of the 2021 Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.


For more information about AIA LA GO!, the AIA LA Government Outreach Committee, please CLICK HERE.


August 25, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
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