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“Transforming Cities into Active, Healthy and Sustainable Places” (Dunedin) on 15 February 2019

Event

posted by Research Admin 1 on 5 February 2019

Location

Southern

University of Otago, Castle Lecture Theatre Complex, Castle 2, Dunedin, New Zealand Friday 15 February 2019 |4:00pm to 5:00pm

Transforming cities into active, healthy and sustainable places is a compelling long-term investment in people, health, inclusive access, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. This is included in the New Zealand Ministry of Transport’s Transport Outcomes Framework. Creating healthy, active environments is also one of the key recommendations of the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030. Healthy cities recognise the value of active living and provide opportunities for everyday physical activity for all their citizens. Successful city transformations require collaborations and partnerships across multiple disciplines and sectors. Join us for a panel discussion with experts from multiple fields about their experiences, lessons learned and visions for transforming modern cities into active, healthy and sustainable places.

Transforming cities into active, healthy and sustainable places is a compelling long-term investment in people, health, inclusive access, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. This is included in the New Zealand Ministry of Transport’s Transport Outcomes Framework. Creating healthy, active environments is also one of the key recommendations of the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030. Healthy cities recognise the value of active living and provide opportunities for everyday physical activity for all their citizens. Successful city transformations require collaborations and partnerships across multiple disciplines and sectors. Join us for a panel discussion with experts from multiple fields about their experiences, lessons learned and visions for transforming modern cities into active, healthy and sustainable places.

Speaker: Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, Associate Minister of Transport and  Associate Minister of Health, New Zealand

Panellists:
• Prof Simon Kingham, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand
• Prof Jennifer Mindell, UCL (University College London), London, United Kingdom • Ms Celia Wade-Brown QSO, Living Streets Aotearoa, New Zealand • Mr Martin Dutton, Ministry of Health, New Zealand • Mr Gareth Fairweather, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand • Ms Sara Templeton, Councillor, Christchurch City Council, New Zealand • Ms Louise Baker, WSP OPUS, New Zealand • Dr Mark Smith, Community Member, New Zealand

Facilitator: Prof Simon Kingham, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand