Jane Winslow, 2017 Health Leader
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Organization: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, TX
Jane Futrell Winslow, PhD, FASLA, PLA, AICP, is a landscape architect and urban planner with over 30 years of professional experience on a broad range of projects throughout the United States. She has directed multi-disciplinary endeavors in both public and private sectors in support of active living and healthy lifestyles, including parks and recreation areas, pedestrian and bicycle facilities in multi-modal transportation systems, and mixed-use developments. Seeking more actionable strategies and equitable distribution of resources for active transportation and physical activity, Jane returned to graduate school to study the potential links between green infrastructure and community design to improve health outcomes. Her work now focuses on the biophysical and cultural aspects of creating healthy communities, and documenting strategies for promoting physical activity. A registered landscape architect and certified planner, Jane holds a PhD in community and regional planning from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University.
Why are you motivated to participate in the Health Leaders Network? How will your participation enhance your current and future work?
The prospect of learning more across the broader spectrum of health and developing a stronger leadership role in the development of healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities has motivated me to participate in The ULI Health Leaders Network. Multiple disciplines and professions share the goal of improving human health and well being, and this shared interest drives the imperative to develop common themes, terms, and tools. I look forward to sharing experiences and strategies with fellow participants, especially the multiple perspectives and vantage points that need to be considered for successful collaboration. From this collaborative effort, I aim to expand my knowledge in other areas of health in the built environment and continue to build a network of colleagues and resources in advancing actionable strategies for planning and implementation relative to health and the built environment.