Urban design, transport, and health

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Zoë Mullan, Billie Giles-Corti, Geoff Boeing

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Good city planning produces co-benefits for individual and planetary health and wellbeing. In 2016, the Lancet Series on urban design, transport, and health drew attention to the importance of integrated upstream city planning policies as a pathway to creating healthy and sustainable cities and proposed a set of city planning indicators that could be used to benchmark and monitor progress. In this follow-up series, published in The Lancet Global Health, the authors show how the indicators can guide decisions about what must change to create healthy and sustainable cities and how research can be used to guide urban policy to achieve urban and population health. They provide tools that other cities can use to replicate the indicators and explore “where to next” to create healthy and sustainable cities, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. In this Webinar, the lead Series authors will present their work and will be joined by an external panel of stakeholders to discuss what the recommendations mean for them. There will be an opportunity at the end to ask questions. Presenters: Zoë Mullan - The Lancet Global Health, UK Billie Giles-Corti - RMIT University, Australia Melanie Lowe - University of Melbourne, Australia Ester Cerin - Australian Catholic University, Australia Geoff Boeing - University of Southern California, USA Deborah Salvo - Washington University, USA Carl Higgs - RMIT University, Australia Felix John - Cycling Mayor, India Joanna Frank - Centre for Active Design, USA Fiona Bull - World Health Organisation, Switzerland

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