Diagnosing the Health of Urban Populations

Diagnosing the Health of Urban Populations

January 26, 2017


1290 S. Normal Ave
Tempe, AZ 85287


Memorial Union, Room 224B/Lapaz East

Date and Time

February 8, 2017, 12:00 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Rolf Halden, Ph.D., Director, Biodesign Center for Environmental Security

By 2050, two-thirds of the projected world population will be city dwellers. The ability to diagnose human activities, consumption and health in urban settings is key to understanding and managing human health and planetary sustainability. This talk will discuss the Human Health Observatory and the National Sewage Sludge Repository, both located at Arizona State University. Hear about data collected from more than 160 U.S. cities representing some 32 million citizens and their consumptive behaviors during the past 14 years and projections about future use of this data. Ethical considerations and implications of this research will be discussed.

This lecture is part of the Ethics @Noon series, hosted by the ASU Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics.