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Global Health Week: Liveable Cities for All: Are We There Yet?

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Virtual Event

The Public Health Speaker Series welcomes Billie Giles-Corti as part of Global Health Week. "For many years, Melbourne, Australia has dined out on being recognised by The Economist as the most liveable city in the world. While this global recognition is a source of great pride and an excellent marketing tool for cities across the globe that are dubbed ‘most liveable’ – is this measure of liveability fit for purpose when considering the lived experience of city dwellers? Drawing on almost a decade of research, in this talk I will consider: What is a liveable city? How are we measuring liveability? Are we creating liveable cities for all? If not, why not? And perhaps most importantly, why liveability is important if we are concerned about creating cities that facilitate healthy and sustainable lifestyles that support both individual and planetary health." This talk is co-sponsored by Institute for Public Health, Global Health Center, and Washington University Climate Change Program as part of Global Health Week.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Schools

Brown School

Topic

Medicine & Health

Department
Institute for Public Health, Public Health
Event Contact

Jonesey Johnson

Speaker Information

Professor Billie Giles-Corti, RMIT University  

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