6th International City Health Conference
Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities
"Kollegienhaus", University of Basel
‘Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities’ reflects the belief that measures and actions for health promotion and urban development are more effective if the affected populations play an active and co-decisive role in the process of design, development and delivery. Evidence demonstrates that such engagement and participation contributes to sustainable solutions, to a greater identification with urban public space and increased intergenerational communication.
Other benefits from this inclusivity can be seen in reducing inequalities and improving access to resources, both of which contribute to increased individual and community well-being. Measures for this include improved health status, increased life expectancy, a reduction in anti-social behaviours and increased social cohesion.
This approach also lends itself to implementation at neighbourhood, as well as city levels and enables many innovative ideas and practices to ‘road tested’ without wholesale reorganisation and consequent cost to the public purse.
This is an ‘inclusive’ conference, with presenters and participants including NGOs, community projects, advocacy groups, as well as urban and health planners, academics, policy makers and those who deliver services and interventions.
The programme for the conference will be designed by a committee comprising representatives of the local hosts, former hosts and other international experts, who will lend their expertise to mix and match presentations, to create sessions that cut across issues, professions and disciplines and look at problems and possible solutions in a more ‘horizontal’ and integrated way.
University of Basel
XVIII International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Livable Communities
University of Calgary
Walk21 hosts the only international conference series about walking. Since the Walk21 series began in 2000, it has played a valuable part in the promotion of walking internationally, showcasing cities, publishing best practice and developing new initiatives and partnerships.
The name Walk21 is a shortening of ‘Walking in the twenty first Century’. It can also be read as Walking ‘coming of age’ as traditionally in many countries 21 is the official time that you become ‘a grown up’ and are given ‘the key to the door’.
- Disseminate high quality knowledge and emerging new initiatives about walking policy, planning and projects at the international level.
- Showcase cities with good walking policies and the benefits this delivers to their citizens, businesses and ongoing sustainability both social, economic and environmental
- Encourage the recognition and promotion of walking as an efficient, healthy, environmentally friendly mode of transport.
- Integrate walking into transport, land-use planning, health and other relevant policy sectors where walking can play an important role.
- Involve all relevant stakeholders from political, professional and public arenas.
- Celebrate and showcase the achievements of people all over the world working to make it easier, safer and more comfortable to walk.
University of Calgary
PASTA final conference @ the International Cycling Conference 2017
Bridging the gap between research and practice
The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is a three-day interdisciplinary conference (19 – 21 September), organised to bridge the knowledge and expertise of international researchers with city practitioners working in the field of transport and health. The conference will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to discuss, explore and showcase good practice on how physical activity can be better integrated into our everyday lives, for a more active, healthier Europe.
The PASTA final conference will present findings from the two-year study which looked at the travel patterns of over in 10,000 residents in seven cities across Europe, and cover the following topics:
• Promoting safe walking and cycling to improve public health
• The “new Health Economic Assessment Tool -HEAT”
• Voices from the PASTA cities: the experience of policy makers
The PASTA final conference will be open with a keynote speech from Deputy Mayor of Paris for Transport, Christophe Najdovski.
Registration is now open!
For more information click here and follow us on Twitter @EUPASTA
German Environment Agency (UBA)
11th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods in the era of big data: facing the challenges
The International Steering Committee for Travel Survey Conferences (ISCTSC) organises these conferences with the aim of offering transport professionals(researchers, practitioners, modelers, planners, and others) the possibility to present their work, exchange information, network, promote international collaboration, and serve as a forum for the presentation of workshops, papers, and posters.
Rapidly evolving problems and policy contexts are compelling us to advance the stateof-the-art of survey methods, tools, strategies and protocols, while assuring the stability and coherence of the data from which trends can be tracked and understood. The Quebec conference will build on outputs from previous conferences and try to address these
emerging research issues. It will place particular emphasis on two related elements:
1. Traditional survey methods. For which kind of data do we still need travel surveys? How can we treat traditional challenges (sampling, response rate, respondent burden, data quality…) with new technologies and emerging survey techniques?
2. Big data. More and more passive big data are available in transport and mobility. How can we assess their quality, can we develop automatic processes to enrich and use them, how can we combine them with more traditional data collection?
University of Chile
Healthy places, healthy people - where are the connections?
Law School at the University of Sydney
We want to challenge existing paradigms and entice and invite participants to ask important questions about environmental justice and the politics of social change and empowerment. Keynote speakers will be tasked with posing these questions to conference participants.
Australia sits firmly in the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, ISEE17 will specifically address healthy places and healthy people connections in the Asia-Pacific region.
Apart from contributions connected to the main conference theme, ISEE17 also welcomes the increasingly rich and diverse oral and poster presentations, symposia and workshops in both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ environment health – including air and water pollution, contaminated lands, endocrine disrupters, climate change, built environment, food and water security.
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, I look forward to sharing with you our city and our people. See you all "down under"!!
14th International Conference on Urban Health
Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
São Francisco Convention Centre
Cities are the main drivers of national development and present opportunities to transform a nation's health and wellbeing, so cities must be at the forefront of tackling the global sustainable development agenda.
Reasons to attend ICUH 2017:
- Identify challenges and strategies to informing implementation of the SDGs and The New Urban Agenda
- Meet experts from across sectors and disciplines to address the broader determinants of health
- Expand your research and practice networks with colleagues from the global North and South
- Share urban health challenges and solutions with policymakers and practitioners from high, middle and low income settings
- Contribute to the evidence base for urban health policies and practice
8th International Congress on Transportation Research
The Future of Transportation: A Vision for 2030
CERTH Congress Centre
The ICTR has been a major event in the field of transportation research for the past 15 years. Potential ICTR participants include the research and academic community, as well as the public and private sector involved in the development and implementation of innovative projects in the field of transport.
ICTR 2017 will host innovative research and development work in the field of transportation systems, operations and infrastructures, in Greece and abroad. The Congress objective is to showcase recent top-notch research activities in transportation, merge research findings and policy making tasks, facilitate the exchange of knowledge in the local and international level and draw conclusions and shape recommendations on the future of transportation.
The Hellenic Institute of Transport and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers
PASTA workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” @ Autonomy
La Grande Halle de La Villette
The workshop aims to present the latest research-based evidence linking health benefits of increased physical activity and transport, and measures to encourage active travel and create healthier urban environments.
The Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) to conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking or cycling will be presented step-by-step via the online platform, including implementation at the local level and how outcomes have informed sustainable transport planning.
New approaches and good practice examples to encourage active travel and design more liveable public space will be presented by European cities.
Event date: The Pro days: 19-20 October (B2B - B2G) - Public day: 21 October (B2C).
For more information about the Polis / PASTA workshop, please contact FBoschetti@polisnetwork.eu