Launch of The Lancet Global Health Series on Urban Design, Transport and Health

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Melanie Lowe

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.

The Faculty's Dr Melanie Lowe at the Melbourne Centre for Cities is lead author of the first paper in the series, and co-author on the other four papers. Professor Mark Stevenson and Thanh Ho of the Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Lab are the co-authors of three papers in this series.

On behalf of the Global Healthy and Sustainable City-Indicators Collaboration, we would like to invite you to the launch(es) of The Lancet Global Health Series on Urban Design, Transport and Health. 

The Lancet Global Health will be hosting an on-line global webinar to present the series’ findings and a panel discussion on May 11th 9am AEST.

This will be followed by a separate session to discuss the Melbourne and Sydney results.

You can register your attendance for The Lancet Global Health’s global launch Wednesday May 11th 9am AEST here.

You can register for the follow-up event to discuss the Melbourne and Sydney results, to be held on Wednesday 11th May 10.45am AEST here.

If you’re unable to attend the Wednesday 11th May global launch, a second launch and panel event will be held on May 12th 11pm AEST. You can register for this event here.

All registration and attendance are free.