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UNSEATED: How the built environment might help to decrease sitting and incr...

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Seminar Room 2003, ABS Building (H70)

Abercrombie St & Codrington St

Darlington, NSW 2006

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You are cordially invited by University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, the Charles Perkins Centre, and the Planetary Health Platform, to a small, high level consultation on the important emergent theme of sitting and its health impacts.

We very much hope that you can join in this initial event in which we will outline the theme and its importance, describe what we already know and what remains to be established, and devise collectively the outlines of a multi-disciplinary research project in which we hope you and your colleagues will participate.


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DATE: Wed 9th May
TIME: 3pm - 6pm
WHERE: ABS Seminar Room 2003
Abercrombie Business School (H70),
Abercrombie St & Codrington St, Darlington NSW 2006

The workshop will commence at 3pm, and be followed by drinks & networking from 5pm.

Please contact Alexi Marmot (a.marmot@ucl.ac.uk), Professor of Facility and Environment Management (University College London), and Professor of Architectural Science (University of Sydney) if you would like to discuss any aspects of the topic or event.


Please note: this is a FREE event, however please RSVP by 4th May to confirm attendance.


Background

Evidence is growing that prolonged sitting is associated with excess mortality and negative health outcomes, particularly obesity and consequent health problems of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Yet contemporary western culture prizes sitting on ever more comfortable seats, at home, at school, at work and while travelling in between. We are planning a multi-disciplinary study that seeks to understand how the built environment and artefacts such as different forms of seats and sitting, may influence physiological and metabolic function and appetite, and how those factors may help to increase obesity. With greater understanding of the relationships, future behaviours may be altered by changing the built environment and its use.

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