UWA-PATREC Joint Seminar: Cities, Cars and Health

Perth City in the Evening

UWA School of Population and Global Health
and PATREC Joint Research Seminar

Cities, cars and health: what road shall we travel?

Presentation by Prof Mark Stevenson
Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health
The University of Melbourne

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC)
Level 2, 1002 Hay Street, Perth

This is a FREE of charge event, but we appreciate your RSVP as seating is limited. Tea/coffee will be served at 2:45pm for a 3:00pm start.

To meet the major challenges of the 21st century, cities will not only need to accommodate the growing populations, but also respond to the challenges of ageing and insufficient infrastructure, growing inequities particularly on the urban fringe, increasing air pollution change and increasing rates of road injury and non-communicable disease. Building cities that are sustainable, productive and capable of delivering an environment conducive to health and wellbeing is an urgent priority. The evidence-base to inform and guide decision-making for future cities is scattered within disciplinary, thematic and functional silos. This period of digital disruption affords an opportunity to embrace an array of new methods and to engage in more productive dialogue across the urban sciences. The presentation will discuss elements of the disciplinary integration, the opportunities that new methodological approaches afford and the potential that decision platforms will play in assessing policies (particularly related to transport) that support sustainable and safe future cities.

About Professor Mark Stevenson

Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne. His appointment is across the Melbourne Schools of Design, Engineering and Population and Global Health. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Research Fellow, an Honorary Professor in the Peking University Health Science Centre, China and an advisor for injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation.