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FIT NYCHA Conference Presentation

On May 11, 2015 a team consisting of NYCHA, Ennead Lab, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, Peterson Rich Office + Sagi Golan, Gina Lovasi of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Elizabeth Garland of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine conducted a pair of workshops at FitCity 10. FitCity is an annual program organized by the AIA New York Chapter in partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to “bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, government officials, community advocates, and public health professionals to discuss how design, policy, and practice decisions can create opportunities to increase physical activity, access to healthier food and beverages, and overall well-being.” The aim of the “Fit NYHCA” workshops was to explore opportunities and strategies to activate open space on NYCHA-owned properties.

Following the success of the Fit City Conference, Ennead Lab submitted a Fit City summary report. View full report here.


Ennead Mathews Neilsen Landscape Architects
  • Ilana Cohen
  • Signe Nielsen
Peterson Rich Office + Sagi Golan
  • Sagi Golan
  • Miriam Peterson
  • Nathan Rich
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Gina Lovasi
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Garland


New York City Housing Authority

  • Adria Crutchfield
  • Bruce Eisenberg
  • Lindsay Haddix
  • Andrea Mata
  • Ray Ribeiro
  • Mary Rusz
  • George Soukas
  • Marcia Turner
  • Kristine Wolf