Urban Transitions 2018


The following speakers will give keynote lectures at the conference:

Luis Bettencourt

University of Chicago, USA

Presentation title : To be announced

Luís M. A. Bettencourt is the Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, and Associate Faculty and Special Friend of Sociology at the University of Chicago. He is also an External Professor of Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute.

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Robert Cervero

University of California Berkeley, USA

Presentation title : Active and smart mobility: Can they co-exist?

Robert Cervero is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he chaired the department and directed the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the University of California Transportation Center.

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Audrey de Nazelle

Imperial College London, UK

Presentation title : Planning and health: Stepping into action

Dr Audrey de Nazelle is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. Her career has almost gone full circle: while a mathematics student at the University of Paris VI she started organizing bicycle demonstrations and engaging in green politics;

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Ana Diez Roux

Professor of Epidemiology, Drexel University, USA

Presentation title : To be announced

Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, is Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health. Originally trained as a pediatrician in Buenos Aires, she completed public health training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

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Nadja Kabisch

Department of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Presentation title : Health and nature-based solutions to climate change and urbanisation
Dr. Nadja Kabisch
holds a PhD and a Diploma in Human Geography from the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and is a senior researcher at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany in the Department of Geography, Landscape Ecology Lab.

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Mark Stevenson

Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health, University of Melbourne, Australia

Presentation title : Understanding the complex city: Decisions for healthy future cities

Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Professor Stevenson is a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Fellow, an Honorary Professor in the Peking University Health Science Centre, China and an advisor for injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation.

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