University of Canberra
CURF Seminar Series | Monday 18 June 2018 | Urban Health: a case for more physical activity
Posted 3 May 2018 12:12pm

Urban Health: a case for more physical activity

18 June 2018

Video Recording

This seminar has been video recorded by the University. 


Gregor Mews

Greg is the Founding Director of the international "Think and Do" Tank Urban Synergies Group (USG) committed to shaping healthy communities worldwide. He is on the Advisory Board for Research into Action of The International Journal of Public Space and a Steering Committee member of UN-Habitats World Urban Campaign. Greg holds an Honorary Adjunct position at the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health, University of Canberra, and lectures on healthy and sustainable places at Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Yale University (USA), University of Canberra (Australia) and University of Kassel (Germany). He presented recently at the 9th World Urban Forum.

Greg talked about the implementation of New Urban Agenda in relation to health and well-being and what this might mean for future generations in Australia. His contribution outlined tangible actions that can achieve better outcomes for children in a healthy and safe environment.

Download a copy of Greg's PowerPoint presentation here: Greg Mews

Professor Dick Telford

For the last four decades, Dick has combined his research work in metabolic physiology, nutrition, and physical activity in children with hands-on sports science and coaching. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia; has been awarded an Order of Australia in 1992; was named 2014 Athletics Australia Coach of the Year and in the same year was inducted into the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame.

Dick outlined some of the work within the Australian Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) longitudinal study and randomised controlled trial which highlights the importance of physical activity and school based physical education in early prevention of chronic disease and obesity in Australian children.

Download a copy of Dick Telford's PowerPoint presentation here: Dick Telford

Speakers Prof Dick Telford (left) and Gregor Mews (right) with ACT Planning Minister Mick Gentleman MLA (centre)

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