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Ferne Edwards Introducing The Healthy Cities Sustainable Cities Round Table 12 Nov 2008

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Devin Maeztri on November 24th, 2008

The footage from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on the topic of Healthy Cities is now available on SustainableMelbourne.com! After another inspiring evening showcasing a range of initiatives to build a healthy cities, this material can now be viewed free online! The event was held with exciting sound of music from the tuba player, David Hoxley, excellent display of projects by students from the RMIT-Industrial Design Program for the Campaign Projects 08 Exhibition, and supports from our event partners – The Australasian Centre for the Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT) and The State Library of Victoria. We were also very fortunate to have Professor John Whiteleg from Stockholm Environment Institute. It was also captured on film by Ryan Spanger, Dream Engine Digital Film Productions.

Speakers included:

Professor Evelyne de Leeuw, Associate Dean (Partnerships & Development), Deakin University and Senior Evaluation Consultant, WHO/EURO Healthy Cities, An introduction to Healthy Cities
Jennifer Alden, Senior Policy Advisor, Research, Strategy & Policy Unit, VicHealth, VicHealth – A sustainable effort
Mark Boyd, Director – Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities, ICLEI Oceania, Cities for safe and healthy communities: A model for social sustainability
Associate Professor Mardie Townsend, Associate Head of School (Strategic Planning and Development), School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Healthy parks, healthy people
Stephen Cook, Environmental Scientist, CSIRO, Water-energy futures for Melbourne
Lizzie Bickmore, The Grow and Share Project Officer, Moreland Community Health Service, Grow and Share: Gardens for meeting and eating
Cr Libby Mears, Councillor and former Mayor, Surf Coast Shire, and Chair, Victorian Coastal Council, The power of participation
Lisa Gibbs, Senior Research Fellow, Community Partnerships and Health Equity Research, The MacCaughey, Centre Whats happening in the school communities?
Benjamin John Nicholson, Victorian Coordinator, Green Roofs Australia, Vital signs for healthy cities Horst (Oz) Kayak, Post Graduate Researcher and Independent Academic, Engineering, The University of Melbourne, How does active commuter transport (walking and cycling) benefit personal and public health? Professor John Whitelegg, Stockholm Environment Institute

To view the video footage of any of the above presenters place their name into the search category above or visit the category “Sustainable Cities Round Tables” above.

Footage of the introduction to the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Healthy Cities by Ferne Edwards, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab can be viewed below.

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