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09:00 - 18:00 21 February 2014

Urban Paradox: Human evolution and the 21st century town


UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

The morning session summarises the Evolutionary Determinants of Health project, introducing the basic concepts and issues regarding nutrition, physical activity regimes, the hunting psyche and its association with sport. It also reviews its relationship to the Social Determinants of Health, looks at personal health behaviours and the promotion of positive behavioural change, such as human locomotion.

The afternoon session turns its attention to healthy cities and the architecture of urban wellbeing. It looks at the physiological, psychological, biological and societal importance of urban green space, as well as how buildings can be designed and town plans reconfigured to facilitate our ‘evolutionary’ health behaviours.

There is no charge for delegates, but places are limited and so pre-booking is ESSENTIAL.

The conference is supported by the Ove Arup Foundation and UCL Grand Challenges.


Charlotte Frearson
c.frearson@ucl.ac.uk / EDENinfo@ucl.ac.uk


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