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Event – Healthy Cities and Communities Short Course 6-9 August

Posted in Events, Models, Movements by Ferne Edwards on May 3rd, 2007

"Sustainable cities" refer to many things. They may represent green cities, smart cities, compact cities, 2-tier cities, future cities, knowledge cities, walkable cities or even transition or tidy towns. All in all, as "sustainability" refers to both social and environmental justice, these all are "healthy cities". The World Health Organisation’s Healthy Cities/ Communities Initiative acknowledges several of these aspects with their network that ties together thousands of cities, towns and villages throughout the world.

In Melbourne, Deakin Universitys School of Health and Social Development is an Associate Member of the WHO Western Pacific Healthy Cities Alliance. As part of this alliance, Deakin University will hold the Healthy Cities and Communities Short Course from 6 to 9 August to bring together urban planners, health planners, social planners, managers, administrators, consultants and policy makers in the public and private sectors to concentrate on research and practice relating to ‘place’.

For more information about the course, visit the Deakin University website. Alternatively, for more information about the Healthy Cities movement, visit the WHO’s website.

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