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The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (Conference Room)

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Sydney Ideas at Westmead

There is a renewed appreciation of the importance of "place" in health promotion and disease prevention. We know that the way cities are planned, built and managed influences human health. Car-dominated transport, reduced opportunities for physical activity and lack of social connection are all contributing factors. This session brings together experts in urban planning and public health policy to examine the impacts on health of Sydney's changing city structure. We will explore recent research in this area and discuss how concerns for human health can become explicit matters for consideration in urban planning policy systems, and explore the opportunity for health professionals to contribute to the creation of built environments which improve the health of our communities.

SPEAKERS:

  • Lucy Turnbull AO, Commissioner for Greater Sydney
  • Dr Jennifer Kent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney
  • Dr Patrick Harris, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy
  • MC: David Borger, Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber


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