Global Challenges in Transport: Health and Wellbeing
Start date : 10 December 2019 09:00
End date : 13 December 2019 17:00
Where : Oxford | Royaume-Uni
Hosted by :
Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
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Current transport systems, with their associated emissions and lifestyle choices, have widespread adverse impacts on public health and wellbeing. The associated physical inactivity, emissions and traffic accidents are all a growing source of public concern.
This 4-day residential course introduces the latest research on the complex relationships between different forms of transport and mobility, with health and wellbeing, including safety and air pollution. It introduces a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and tools to consider transport-related health impacts and social equity across spatial scales, geographical contexts and transport modes. Specific attention is given to the potential benefits associated with promoting active travel and in considering how to encourage active travel, and how cycling and walking can deliver benefits to personal well-being, public health, the economy and the environment.
Both participants and speakers contribute to the interactive sessions, bringing insights from different sectors and global locations. The main themes covered in the course are:
health, well-being and mobility; active travel; the social and distributional impacts of transport; the use of health impact assessment tools; pathways to increase road safety.
At the same time, the course also provides practitioners with innovative perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches to the integration of transport planning with health and wellbeing – using insights from across the social sciences including geography, anthropology, and sociology.
Participants are encouraged to take an active part in the sessions, which emphasise small-group teaching, critical thinking, and debate. You will be able to draw on expertise from different sectors and disciplines to develop new insights into the challenges you encounter in your day-to-day professional practice.