ESRC Seminar Series - Seminar 5
Sharing international experience on urban design and planning solutions for promoting health and environmental sustainability
The ESRC Seminar Series - Seminar 5 took place on Monday 13 June 2016, from 10:30 -15:45 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London.
The workshop presented UK and international case studies to explore how some of health challenges such as air, water and soil pollution; poor housing; traffic congestion and noise due to unsustainable urban development; and urban impacts on physical activity and diets, of people living in cities around the world face that are being tackled through urban design and urban and transport planning, and how integrated solutions may have benefits for both health and environmental sustainability.
Presentations from the seminar
- Clive E Sabel, Professor of
Geography, University of Bristol, and member of HEALTHY-POLIS
‘Health impacts of city policies to reduce climate change in 2 Chinese and 5European cities’: a comparison of differing health impacts and mitigationpriorities through transport, building and energy policy scenarios’
Peter Massini, Greater London Authority‘Green Infrastructure and urban greening in London’
Giovanni Leonardi, Public Health England‘Decision support for risk prioritization of environmental health hazards in a UK city’
Laurence Carmichael, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England, Bristol.‘Future policy approaches for health and sustainability- what next for WHO healthy cities?’
David Ludlow, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of West of England,‘Smart Healthy City Governance’
Paul Wilkinson, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.Further information:
‘Low carbon transition for future urban planning’
Steve Cummins: Professor of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine'Lost in translation? Theory, policy and practice in systems-based environmental approaches to obesity prevention in the Healthy Towns programme in England '
'The role and status of evidence and innovation in the healthy towns programme in England: a qualitative stakeholder interview study'
Please see the programme from the seminar.
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