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Creating Healthier Places: a shared responsibility

27 Feb 2018, 5:30pm-7:30pm

We are thrilled to have two very experienced and erudite speakers who will present on different aspects of creating healthier built environments.

Susan Thompson. Professor of Planning and Head of the City Wellbeing Program at UNSW. Susan’s academic career focuses on research and teaching in social and cultural planning and the interdisciplinary area of healthy urban planning. Susan has advanced understandings about the supportive nature of the built environment for health and wellbeing as part of everyday living, contributing to legislative innovation and professional practice. Her longstanding contribution to urban planning has been recognised by various awards, including the prestigious Sidney Luker Memorial Medal in 2015.

Susan will focus on the development of healthy planning in Australia over the past decade particularly in NSW. She will outline how health is increasingly part of strategic urban planning and practice and the importance of collaborative and respectful working relationships.

Jane Threlfall. Principal Urban Designer with the Government Architect NSW (GANSW). Jane has widespread experience in Australia and the UK in the delivery of complex projects from wider urban regeneration to building design. Her career in in architecture and urban design has shifted into government where design advocacy for public good is her focus and interest. Within GANSW, Jane is responsible for providing strategic design advice across government agencies and developing guidance to support good design outcomes for NSW.

Jane’s presentation will focus on the development of two policies developed by GA NSW which support and advocate for shared responsibility healthy built environments. She will outline the key objectives and principles of the 2 NSW policies: 1. Better Placed and 2. Greener Places and show how implementation can lead to healthier built environments.

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