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Event – Community & Regional Food Systems – A Challenge for the Built Environment, 26 July

Posted in Policies, Research by Ferne Edwards on July 18th, 2007

This talk will feature three key speakers; Mr Todd Harper who will lead a seminar featuring Dr Kami Pothukuchi and Professor Rob Moodie discussing the role for Planners in community and regional food systems.

Todd commenced as the CEO of VicHealth in April 2007 after spending many years in tobacco control and health promotion in both Victoria and Tasmania. He has a degree in economics, a postgraduate diploma in health promotion and a graduate diploma in health economics.

Kami is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Wayne State University, USA. Her research examines the links between food and the health of communities, and the roles public and not for profit agencies might play to foster these links. Dr Pothukuchi has written and spoken extensively concerning the contributions of urban agriculture to neighbourhood health, efforts to attract grocery supermarkets to underserved communities, community food assessments, and roles of urban planning agencies in building more sustainable food systems.

Rob is Professor of Global Health at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at Melbourne University. Dr Moodie has an interest in the connection between planning and health and has recently been appointed Chair of the Melbourne 2030 Audit Expert Group. Dr Moodie is the former CEO of VicHealth and has
almost 30 years experience in multi-disciplinary public policy roles.

The seminar will conclude with informal discussions and refreshments.

When: 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm, Thursday 26 July 2007
Where: VicHealth, 15-31 Pelham Street, Carlton
Registration: Please email, fax or mail the completed form (attached as pdf) with payment to: Ms Eula Black, fax: 03 9347 2900, mail: PO Box 675, Carlton South Vic 3053
Bookings including payment must be received by: Tuesday 24 July 2007
Additional Information: Ms Eula Black, phone: 03 9347 1900, email: eblack @planning.org.au
Planning Institute Australia Registration Form

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