In two new episodes of CAUSES TV, Dr. Sabine O'Hara interviews Keith Anderson, Director of the District Department of the Environment and Dr. Marvin Turner, Director of the National Capital Area Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
On this first episode of CAUSES TV entitled "The Environment Matters," Dr. O'Hara interviews Keith Anderson, DDOE, and William Hare, Associate Dean of Landgrant Programs for CAUSES. Together, they discuss the environment and how it impacts the quality of life, especially for DC residents; and how DDOE works to address concerns and environmental issues.
"That is a big mission – improving the Quality of Life. And we are learning every day how much what we perceive as a high quality of life, or a lousy one, is impacted by our environment. Being only indoors is not good for us, and it does not make us feel very good either."
In a second episode of CAUSES TV, "Housing for your Health," Dr. O'Hara interviews Dr. Marvin Turner, Director of the National Capital Area Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Dr. Turner appears alongside Dr. Dwane Jones, Director of UDC's Center for Sustainable Development. Together, they discuss HUD initiatives and low-impact development, and the affect housing and urban development have on the health of the District's residents.
"Our motto at CAUSES is -- Healthy cities – Healthy People! This implies that when cities are healthy, so are the people that live in them. Really? What exactly do cities, housing, and urban neighborhoods, have to do with health?"
Watch the video to learn more.