Urban Transitions 2022

Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living

8-10 November 2022 | Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

Urban Transitions 2022 aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities. Meet world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, physical activity, climate change, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.

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New! Author and delegate benefits include:

  • Opportunity to include a recording of your talk in the video journal Science Talks.

Before travelling to the conference, please familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 requirements for Spain, which Elsevier will be following. The current country guidelines can be found here.

We still request that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or is under any self-quarantine orders does not attend the conference.

Conference Chair:

Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, ISGlobal, Spain

Cities suffer from many environmental, climate change and health problems. Poor urban and transport planning is part of the problem, but can also be part of the solution. There is great potential for improvement through targeted and integrated policies. However, the urban environment is a complex interlinked system. Decision-makers need enhanced understanding of the linkages involved, cities need better knowledge, and multi-sectorial approaches are needed to tackle the current problems. Urban Transitions 2022 will address science and practice and provide pathways to low carbon, liveable, equitable and healthy cities.

Topics include:

  • Cities (concepts)
  • Land use and transport (interrelations, planning, design and engineering)
  • Planning, environment and health (exposures, epidemiology, health impacts)
  • Nature based solutions/green cities
  • Justice and inequality
  • Engagement, impacts and education

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Target audience

This conference will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in:

  • Urban planning
  • Architecture
  • Transport planning
  • Environmental science and exposure assessment
  • Climate change
  • Public health (epidemiologists, health impact assessment)
  • Citizens science
  • Social science
  • Policy and decision making

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