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Why Health Professionals Should Contribute to Urban Planning Policy - 12 Mar 2018, Westmead
Monday 12 March 2018, 17:30 - 19:00
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Sydney Ideas: University of Sydney
Why Health Professionals Should Contribute to Urban Planning Policy
12 March 2018, 5.30pm-7.00pm
Conference Room, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, 176 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead

Cost: Free.

There is a renewed appreciation of the importance of "place" in health promotion and disease prevention. We know that the way cities are planned, built and managed influences human health. Car-dominated transport, reduced opportunities for physical activity and lack of social connection are all contributing factors. This session brings together experts in urban planning and public health policy to examine the impacts on health of Sydney's changing city structure. We will explore recent research in this area and discuss how concerns for human health can become explicit matters for consideration in urban planning policy systems, and explore the opportunity for health professionals to contribute to the creation of built environments which improve the health of our communities.

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Location The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
176 Hawkesbury Rd
Westmead
NSW
2145
Australia