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RSVP now for the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Healthy Cities!

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on October 24th, 2008

SustainableMelbourne.com and the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) invite you to:

The Sustainable Cities Round Table on Healthy Cities
Village Roadshow Theatrette, The State Library of Victoria
6-8pm, Wednesday12 November 2008
A free event!

In partnership with the Australasian Centre for the Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT) and the State Library of Victoria.

Register your attendance to RSVP@SustainableMelbourne.com by 7 November.

A truly sustainable city must also be a healthy one. At this Sustainable Cities Round Table we will explore the nexus between environment and health. How are healthy cities also more environmentally-friendly? We will hear from a range of experts and practitioners in topics covering carbon-neutral transport to consumption, parks and diet. This event also features international guest speaker, John Whitelegg.

Confirmed speakers are:
Assoc. Prof Mardie Townsend, School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University
Prof. Evelyne de Leeuw, Healthy Cities, Deakin University
Mark Boyd, Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities, ICLEI Oceania
Lisa Gibbs, McCaughey Centre: VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Horst (Oz) Kayak, Honorary Secretary, SIG – Active Transport & Health Research, The University of Melbourne
Ben Nicholson, Green Roofs Australia

The Sustainable Cities Round Tables are a regular series of events that showcase local environmental initiatives and encourage networking for people working in urban sustainability issues across the government, academic, industry and community sectors. To view footage of previous events click here.

The Sustainable Cities Round Table on Healthy Cities is being held in association with A Workshop Symposium on Urban Transport with international guest speaker, John Whitelegg, at The University of Melbourne, 10-13 November 2008. For more information contact Danielle Hearn, GAMUT, on (03) 8344 7475, dhearn@unimelb.edu.au, or visit the GAMUT website, www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/gamut.

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