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Julia Africa

Julia Africa  MdesS, MAOM
Program Leader, Nature, Health, and the Built Environment
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Julia Kane Africa leads the biophilic design and restorative landscape areas of the Nature and Health program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment, an academic research center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In this role, she examines the ways in which nature (parks and green spaces) and natural design cues (natural features in built environment settings) in urban settings support psychological and physiological health and resilience. Julia has completed graduate coursework in environmental health, exposure assessment, and sustainable design at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a member of the International Living Future Institute Biophilic Design Advisory Board and the Biophilic Cities Network.

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