Urban planning and health: integration of transport and land use

Facilitator: Clare Walter – AQ&H SIG Co-chair

Time:  4.30 pm – 6.30 pm AEST

The Air Quality and Health SIG and Transport SIG have collaborated to present three AIR TALKS on the public health impacts of traffic related air pollution.    Each event will step you through emissions and their effects on human health; transport planning, international and local focus; and finally, mitigation.  The SIGs have prepared an impressive list of eight speakers with a local and international focus as well as speakers with expertise in different, but related subject areas.  Just what we need to understand the complex puzzle of transport and health.

The sessions will run consecutively on 17 June, 18 June and 19 June.

This AIR TALK focuses on health, urban planning and the integration of land use and transport.  The event will provide both an international and local focus with presentations from Dr Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Spain, and Adam Terrill, Australia. However urban planning and integration of uses is not just an academic exercise with the burden of planning decisions resting with the community.  Recognising this, the session includes two community perspectives, Dr Kate Lycett, Australia, and Jemima Hartshorn, London.

No.Presentation TitleSpeaker
1Local community perspective: reflections from a postdoctoral research fellow.Dr Kate Lycett Senior Research Officer, Deakin University, Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia
2International community perspective: Mums for Lungs. How the community group formed; interacts with experts and policy makers and barriers/enablers that contribute to the group’s success and failures.Jemima Hartshorn Founder Mums for Lungs, UK
3Snapshot of urban and transport planning perspectives from a world leading expert in environmental exposure assessment. This talk will highlight Dr Nieuwenhuijsen’s work on new concepts, methods and tools to improve health in cities.Mark Nieuwenhuijsen PhD Research Professor, Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative and Director of the Air pollution and Urban Environment Programme IS Global, Spain
4Local planning perspective: what are challenges and opportunities for transport and urban planning integration in Australia?Adam Terrill Senior Principal Planner & Team Leader Tract, Vice President, VPELA, Australia

Dr Kate Lycett is a co-funded NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Early Career Researcher. Her research interests span child mental health, sleep, obesity, cardiovascular health, epidemiology, public health, and well-being at both the individual and societal levels.

Jemma is a strategist, policy expert, grant manager and community leader, with 15 years’ experience in non-governmental organisations and the public sector in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Ethiopia. I am passionate about addressing social injustices, especially air pollution, and was named by the Evening Standard as one of 2019’s most influential Londoners for my environmental activism. I am an experienced strategic leader, having founded a prominent campaigning group, Mums for Lungs, and served on the board of an international development charity, The Hunger Project, for eight years. I have managed numerous grants in the areas of air pollution, climate, and human rights.

Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen PhD is a world leading expert in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, and health risk/impact assessment with a strong focus and interest on healthy urban living.

He led the TAPAS (active transportation and health) and PHENOTYPE (green space and health) studies and participates in the ESCAPE (air pollution and health), HELIX (exposome and health), EXPOsOMICs (exposome and health) and PASTA (active transportation and health) studies.

He currently participates in the iMAP (Urban environment and cognition), BlueHealth (Bluespace and health), Lifecycle (Birth cohorts) and CitiesHealth (Citizen science and health) studies.

He has edited 3 books on Exposure Assessment and on Environmental Epidemiology, and one on Integrating human health into Urban and Transport planning, and has co-authored more than 400 papers published in peer reviewed journals and 30 book chapters.

In 2018, he was awarded the ISEE John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology.

Adam Terrill is a Senior Principal Town Planner with over 18 years of industry experience. He leads a diverse range of major planning, development and environmental projects, possessing skills in stategic and statutory planning, rezonings, structure plans, and VCAT and Planning Panels advocacy. He is a broad thinker with multi-disciplinary skills, and is a certified planning professional (CPP).

He is also a team leader of the Victorian planning division at Tract, one of Australia’s largest town planning consultancies, responsible for strategic direction, recruitment, and financial performance.


In consideration of the international Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having economically, CASANZ has reduced the AIR TALKS 2020 original pricing by up to 30%, to support our members and the wider air quality and environment community.

AIR TALKS 2020 SPECIAL PRICINGStandard RegistrationCASANZ MemberCorporate MemberRetired/Student Member
Full Event (all 8 AIR TALKS)A$250A$175A$560A$85
Single Event (1 AIR TALK )A$75A$50A$160A$25

Corporate allows for up to 4 individuals.
No further discounts apply. All prices include GST. New Zealand Members can pay in NZ$.

Full event attracts 8 CAQP CPD points or 1 point per AIR TALK.


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