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Urban and transport planning pathways to carbon neutral, liveable and healthy cities
According to data from the United Nations, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Suboptimal urban and transport planning in cities has led them to be hotspots of air pollution and noise, heat island effects and lack of green space. What are the effects of these conditions, and what are the solutions?

Outdoor air pollution alone kills nine million people a year – a number that could be significantly reduced as the current COVID-19 pandemic has shown. A recent health impact assessment study in Barcelona found that around 20% of premature mortality was due to factors related to suboptimal urban and transport planning. Cities are also large emitters of CO2, one of the main factors behind the climate crisis.

Cities might be the problem, but also the solution as they are centres of innovation and wealth creation and tend to be more responsive and agile in their governance. Therefore, cities could and should take measures to become carbon neutral, more liveable and healthier by changing their current urban and transport planning practices. In this webinar, we will discuss some measures.

Sep 30, 2020 04:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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