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Urban Transitions 2018 is organized by Elsevier and will be held from Nov 25 - 27, 2018 at Melia Sitges, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Target audience :
This conference will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in:
• Urban planning
• Architecture
• Transport planning
• Environmental science and exposure assessment
• Public health (epidemiologists, health impact assessment)
• Social science
• Policy and decision making

Course Description :
Urban Transitions 2018 aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities. Meet world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposures, physical activity, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.

Conference themes:
The programme will cover the following topics:

Cities :
• Conceptual models and frameworks for cities
• Defining, measuring and aligning liveable, sustainable, resilient, healthy cities
• Urban biodiversity and ecosystems
• Addressing complexity in cities
• Informal settlements
• Stakeholder engagement
• Sustainable development goals
• The New Urban Agenda

Land use planning and transport planning :
• City governance and planning
• Connecting land use and transport planning
• Land use policies and travel behaviour
• Healthy urban planning
• Healthy urban transport policy measures
• Designing for compact cities
• Designing cities for healthy transportation
• Greening of cities
• Nature based solutions
• Justice in urban and transport planning
• Planning and social impacts

Planning and health :
• Urban planning and health
• Transport planning and health
• City governance and public health
• Sustainable cities and health
• Resilient cities and health
• Climate change and health
• Compact cities and health
• Low carbon cities and health
• Planetary health and cities
• Pathways to healthy urban living
• Sustainable development goals and health

Environment and health :
• Built environment, physical activity and health
• Built environment and mental health
• Built environment and physical health
• Urban exposure and epidemiology of air pollution
• Urban exposure and epidemiology of noise
• Urban exposure and epidemiology of temperature and heat islands
• Urban exposure and epidemiology of green space and biodiversity
• Nature based solutions and health
• Inequalities, environment and health
• Environmental justice

Engagement, impacts and future planning :
• Community participation in planning
• Citizens science
• Impact of new technologies (Electric cars, autonomous vehicles)
• Health impact assessment of urban and transport planning
• Car free cities
• Low carbon cities
• Future (healthy) visions of cities
• From science to practice
• Barriers and facilitators for policy changes
• Translating evidence
• Education

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Luis Bettencourt
Luis Bettencourt

Medical Physics

Audrey De Nazelle
Audrey De Nazelle

Public Health

Ana V. Diez Roux
Ana V. Diez Roux


Conference Details

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Registration Desk

Contact No. +1 212 989 5800

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Venue Address

Melia Sitges
Carrer de Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, Sitges
Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain

Official Hotel

Melia Sitges,

Carrer de Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, Sitges,

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 08870,

+34 912 76 47 47

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