City Planner I at Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Watershed Planning + Partnerships
With experience in public and private sector design and a background in public health, Meghan Hazer is currently a city planner at Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Watershed Planning and Partnerships. She began as a land planner at an engineering firm before pursuing dual master’s degrees bridging two separate universities (one environmental science and one medical), forging the way for others to do the same. She earned her MSLA (Masters of Science-Landscape Architecture) and MPH with research focused on built environment factors and health outcomes. She became a public health consultant for a landscape architecture firm engaging various stakeholders to promote community health, before becoming project coordinator for Washington D.C’s first consent decree mandated green infrastructure project. Meghan leverages her interdisciplinary experience embed health equity as a goal within design and planning projects.
Touching every aspect of our lives, the built environment is a powerful determinant of both individual and population health. While the public health sector has developed a robust understanding of the relationship between health and the human-made spaces in which we live, work and play, it has been limited in its ability to effectively influence […]