Sustainable Transport + Health

Call for Papers

A key focus for the focus for the event in 2019 will be emerging new policy around better integrated and collaborative planning, coming forward in the National Planning Policy Framework, the Department for Transport’s updated appraisal guidance, the National Infrastructure Assessment and 'Prevention is better than cure', the new public health vision from Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Hancock specifically mentions the need to 'coordinate transport, housing, education, the workplace and the environment in the grand enterprise to improve our nation’s health'. His key coordination message also highlights the evidence collected in a variety of recent reports that underlines the worrying lack of sustainable and active transport options being integrated into new housing developments. 
Public Health England's Chief Executive Duncan Selbie calls the new vision 'a transformative moment for public health' and encourages everyone to work together for real change. 'National and local government must place prevention at the forefront of their policies.  'They must weave it into all of their plans and all of their policies, for everything from health and social care to town planning, housing and transport, he saysRead more here

We are now accepting suggestions for papers, sessions, workshops and keynote speakers and would like to receive suggestions in the following areas: 

  • Noise and air pollution strategies 
  • Effective behaviour change campaigns 
  • Design-led health and activity 
  • Monitoring and evaluation 
  • Healthy Streets, developments and communities 
  • School transport 
  • Active travel campaigns and programmes 
  • Examples of effective transport planning and public health collaborations 
  • Commnity and stakeholder engagement 
  • Spatial planning and health 

Please send your suggestions to Juliana O'Rourke limiting all responses to no more than 500 words by Friday 30th November.

View the programme for the 2017 event here

View the programme for the 2018 event here.

Respond to the call for papers before Friday 30th November.

Send your 500 word abstract  

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