The One Healthy City Project
What is One Health?
One Health is a transdisciplinary concept that focuses on issues at the intersection of Human, Environmental, and Animal Health. Solving complex problems at the nexus of these three health sectors requires transdisciplinary, collaborative action. Taking a One Health approach therefore means creation of teams and processes that connect expertise in human, animal, and environmental issues to conduct research in, and find solutions for, One Health problems. More information about the CSU One Health Institute can be found at onehealth.colostate.edu
What is the One Healthy City Project?
The One Healthy City Project is bringing together groups of interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to evaluate scenarios representing Fort Collins development site “One Health” challenges. Faculty advisors and liaisons from the City of Fort Collins are presenting a series of seminars that provide the context for aspects of city planning, Nature in the City, and incorporation of One Health concepts into affordable housing and redevelopment of commercial sites. This program will culminate at a full day “design charrette” facilitated activity in which interdisciplinary student teams present their policy proposals, recommendations, and research needs discovered during this process. This group’s work will be used to inform the development of housing strategies for the City of Fort Collins.
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Benefits of Participation
- Learn to communicate with diverse communities, and professions to foster productive connection and action
- Learn to maximize performance through exploring leadership practices
- Utilize a transdisciplinary approach in serving communities and families
- Advocate for the collective well-being of humans, animals, and the environment
- Apply the human-animal-environmental interface to achieve tangible outcomes
- Gain applied work experience with interdisciplinary teams and key stakeholders
- Network with professionals across a wide range of industries and the city of Fort Collins
- Students will be able to define One Health and identify One Health elements within a variety of research topics and projects.
- Students will be able to describe the links between human health and access to nature in different environments.
- Students will be able to describe how city policies and programs are created and how they relate to project development.
- Students will create recommendations for developing residential and commercial properties to maximize the health of human, animal, and environmental health that balance costs and benefits of different solutions.
- Students will work effectively in transdisciplinary teams.