Designing healthy communities Event as iCalendar

(COMPASS Research Centre)

18 September 2017

12 - 1pm

Venue: Room 104, Fale Pasifika Complex (273-104)

Contact info: Lara Greaves

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Website: COMPASS

Sam Corbett | George Weeks

Sam Corbett and George Weeks will introduce the principles of public health in relation to human physiology; this in turn relates to the designs of our towns and cities. They will discuss the overwhelming consensus between walkable cities and activity levels and how these principles have shaped recent transport, health and urban design policy in London. They will also present on a planning initiative in Los Angeles to adopt a Healthy Design Ordinance to begin to change the built environment so that it promotes physical activity in the form of walking, bicycling and exercise.

Sam Corbett is a Principal Transport Planner and Client Manager with Jacobs and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the transport industry, including many years working as a transport planning consultant in the United States.  He is an experienced project manager with excellent technical, communication and organisational skills, gained from having led numerous complex transport planning projects in constrained urban environments. Sam brings strong transport planning skills to all of his projects developed from working on a wide range of transport projects. He has a unique combination of planning and operational skill sets from working in both the public and private sector. The majority of Sam’s work has focused on assessing and improving urban transport systems, with particular focus on active modes and public transport.

George Weeks is a Specialist Urban Designer in the City Centre Unit at the Auckland Design Office. Prior to this (2011 – 2016) he was based in Transport for London’s Urban Design team where he developed the team’s expertise in monetising the benefits of high-quality public space, as well as providing design advice across London.  He has a longstanding interest in transport and health and their combined implications for urban planning. He is a Chartered Town Planner, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, a Young Urbanist and a member of the Urban Design Group.

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