Professor Mark Stevenson
The University of Melbourne
To meet the major challenges of the 21st century, cities will not only need to accommodate the growing populations, but also respond to the challenges of ageing and insufficient infrastructure, growing inequities particularly on the urban fringe, climate change and increasing rates of non-communicable disease. Building cities that are sustainable, productive and capable of delivering an environment conducive to health and wellbeing is an urgent priority. The evidence-base to inform and guide decision-making for future cities is scattered within disciplinary, thematic and functional silos. This period of digital disruption affords an opportunity to embrace an array of new methods and to engage in more productive dialogue across the urban sciences. The presentation will discuss elements of the disciplinary integration, the opportunities that new methodological approaches afford and the potential that evidence informed decision platforms will play in designing, and delivering healthy sustainable future cities.
Prof Mark Stevenson FAHMS is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne. His appointment is across the Melbourne Schools of Design, Engineering and Population and Global Health and is Co-Director of the Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Lab at the university. He is a Chief Investigator and Places Program Leader in the Life Course Centre, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and an advisor for injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation. Mark has a PhD (Distinction) from The University of Western Australia and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Curtin University. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and technical reports and procured more than $70 million in competitive research funding including funding from the NHMRC, ARC and the US National Institutes of Health. Mark has worked on numerous national and international projects that have directly influenced transport policy and public health and has worked with both Federal and State Governments in Australia and internationally.
Thu, 13 July, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (AEST)
Life Course Centre
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