Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Isabelle Anguelovski

Isabelle Anguelovski

Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Spain

– Urban planning, inequalities, gentrification, and health

Isabelle is the director of BCNUEJ, an ICREA Research Professor, a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at ICTA and coordinator of the research group Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice at IMIM.

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Dick Ettema

Dick Ettema

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

- Transport, equity and health

Dick studied Architecture at Eindhoven University of Technology, from where he received a doctorate in 1996 for his thesis, ‘Activity Travel Demand Modelling’.

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Billie Giles-Corti

Billie Giles-Corti

RMIT University, Australia

- City indicators and policies

Professor Billie Giles-Corti is a Distinguished Professor at RMIT University and Director of its Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform.  She is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow and directs the Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group in the Centre for Urban Research.

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Susan Handy

Susan Handy

University of California, Davis, USA

- Transport and health in cities - where are we going?

Dr. Susan Handy is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California, Davis.

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Hannes Taubenböck

Hannes Taubenböck

German Aerospace Center, Germany

- Observing urbanisation from space

PD Dr. Hannes Taubenböck heads a research group at the Earth Observation Center (EOC) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) that deals with the global city and its society.

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James Woodcock

James Woodcock

University of Cambridge, UK

- Cities and health

James is a Principal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a European Research Council Consolidator Grant holder. James’ research focuses on modelling transport, cities, health and sustainability, notably how we can improve health in the transition to a low carbon transport system.

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Meet the World Experts – State of the Art Session

08.00-09-00 | 10-12 November 2020

The Meet the World Experts - State of the Art sessions are from 8.00 to 9.00 each morning. Three expert speakers will give a 25 minute talk followed by a 35 minute discussion session with delegates.

Choose from the following sessions:

10 November 2020

Yvonne Lynch, Royal Commission for Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia
– How to green cities

Teresa Moreno, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spain
– Air pollution in the city

Bert van Wee, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
– Transport and health

11 November 2020

Nadja Kabisch, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
– Nature based solutions

Haneen Khreis, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, USA
– HIA transport and health

Pengjun Zhao, Peking University, China
– Cities

12 November 2020

Thiago de Sa/Matthias Braubach, WHO, Switzerland
– Urban health at WHO

Karl Kim, University of Hawaii, USA
–  City resilience

Salvador Rueda, BCNEcologia, Barcelona, Spain
- Superblocks