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14:30 - 17:30 30 May 2012

Shaping Cities for Health: Complexity and the planning of urban environments in the 21st century


Denys Holland Lecture Theatre | UCL Faculty of Laws - Graduate Wing (link Map)
Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG |

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

Speaker information

Professor Yvonne Rydin, UCL Bartlett School of Planning
Professor Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet
Professor David Price, Vice Provost-Research, UCL
Professor Paul Wilkinson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor Nora Groce, Leonard Cheshire Chair of Disability & Inclusive Development at UCL
Phil Nedin, Arup Global Healthcare Business Leader
Professor Sir Andrew Haines, Public Health & Primary Care, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

With almost 30 years experience from the Healthy Cities movement, the features that transform a 'city' into a 'healthy city' are increasingly evident. What is less well understood is how to deliver the potential health benefits and how to ensure that they reach all citizens in urban contexts across the world.

The UCL–Lancet Commission of Healthy Cities provides an analysis of how health outcomes are part of the complexity of urban processes, arguing against the assumption that urban health outcomes will improve with economic growth and demographic change. Instead, it highlights the role that urban planning can and should play in delivering health improvements through reshaping the urban fabric of our cities.

A drinks reception will take place after the event in the Cissy Chu Common Room, UCL Faculty of Laws.


Ami Thiara
WC1H 0EG | a.thiara@ucl.ac.uk


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