Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit – 20th October 2020

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for poor health, and zero carbon policies are urgently needed to combat climate change. The solution? Healthy, active and sustainable travel options.

The Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit brings together central and local government decision-makers to focus on practical best practice between the public health, transport planning and urban development sectors.

Prof Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport & Health, is giving the opening address and chairing the plenary session.

The event takes place, virtually, on 20th October (9.30am-5pm).

The 2020 programme will include the latest thinking + case studies:

  • Air quality initiatives
  • Public transport improvement and integration
  • Delivering active travel infrastructure
  • Behaviour change incentives
  • Settlements that encourage activity and provide connectivity
  • Transport equality and inclusion
  • Promoting evidence-based approaches through knowledge and skills transfer
  • Cross sector collaboration: frameworks and funding
  • Maximising co-benefits through active planning
  • Improving the health ‘viability’ of neighbourhoods
  • Traffic restraint and demand management
  • Land use, housing, social cohesion and transport

Opening plenary:  Aligning health and transport benefits
Chair:  Prof Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport & Health, Edinburgh Napier University

– Carl Petrokofsky, Public Health Specialist Advisor, Healthy Places, Public Health England
– Cllr Suzanne Bartington, Cycling Champion, Oxfordshire County Council
– Sally Hogg, Public Health Consultant, Healthy People, Healthy Places, Bristol City Council
– Simon O’Brien, Liverpool City Region Cycling and Walking Commissioner

More details and link to register can be found here.

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