Urban Transitions 2020
Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living
10-12 November 2020 | Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
We understand you may be concerned about not being able to attend due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. Rest assured that we will refund your registration fee, with no penalty, should you wish to cancel during the uncertainty of the outbreak.
Abstract deadline extended to 4 September 2020.
Urban Transitions 2020 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.
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 2020 will address science and practice and provide pathways to low carbon, liveable, equitable and healthy cities.
Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, ISGlobal, Spain
Keynote presentations and workshops will be supplemented by concurrent oral presentations and poster sessions for which abstracts are invited by 4 September 2020.
- 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
This conference will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in:
- Urban planning
- Transport planning
- Environmental science and exposure assessment
- Climate change
- Public health (epidemiologists, health impact assessment)
- Citizens science
- Social science
- Policy and decision making