Roberto Rovira


On Friday, 17JAN2013, Roberto Rovira will be taking part in the FIT CITY MIAMI:  MAKE HEALTHY HAPPEN conference led by the AIA Committee on the Environment. Confirmed participants include:

Karen K. Lee, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Built Environment and Healthy Housing Senior Advisor, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director AIANY

Getting Municipalities on Board Session
Moderator:  Katy Sorenson, Good Government Initiative
Panelists: – Jack Osterholt Miami-Dade County
Dr. Gillian Hotz, University of Miami

Active Design and Private Sector Session
Moderator:  Bernard Zyscovich
Panelists:  Rob Hink, Spinnaker Grou

Active Design in Education and Culture Session
Moderator: Joel Hoffman, Vizcaya
Speakers Ana Rijo-Conde, MDCPS
Colleen Ahern-Hettich, Executive Director, Earth Ethics Institute, MDC
Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture
Roberto Rovira, Associate Professor & Chair, Landscape Architecture Department, FIU

Conference Details:

“The AIA Miami Chapter, in partnership with the Gold Coast Chapter of the APA, the Southeast Florida District Council Urban Land Institute, the Consortium for a Healthy Miami-Dade, and the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College, will host the first annual public conference to examine how design of the built environment creates opportunities for increasing physical activity and access to healthier food choices.  This conference will bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, public health professionals and academics to address how building design and policy decisions can improve health outcomes in communities, helping to prevent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and asthma.  Design plays an important role in how individuals move about and use space.   

Conference participants will hear how the strategies included in the Active Design Guidelines, released in January 2010, are being implemented at New York City agencies, in the private sector, and in communities across the world.  The focus of this conference is to hear what is happening in South Florida and to develop strategies for implementation of the Active Design Guidelines in Miami-Dade County.  Download Active Design Guidelines at”

8am-5pm Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132 (Building 3, Room 3210); For more details and to register  Click Here