The Centre for Health and Environment Research presents
A Café Scientifique - Building a healthy city: a discussion on cycling, air quality and noise in Vancouver
Four out of five Canadians spend their lives in towns or cities, and the urban environment can be an important determinant of health. Join us to learn about and discuss some of the health issues in Vancouver. Where are the pollution hotspots in our city? Is traffic noise more than just a nuisance? How safe are cycle paths?
This event will combine short presentations from leading experts in urban environmental health along with a response from a policy-maker involved in local government and health issues. The aim will be to create discussion and debate about balancing the various priorities of health, transport, equity and other concerns.
Title: Building a healthy city: a discussion on cycling, air quality and noise in Vancouver
Date: March 12, 2008
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Steamworks Brewing Company , 375 Water Street
Tickets for this event are free, but must be reserved in advance. To reserve tickets, please contact [email protected] and provide your name and number of tickets required.
Dr. Kay Teschke - Professor, Health Care & Epidemiology and School of Environmental Health
Dr Teschke will speak about cycling ridership and urban infrastructure. She is the director of the Cycling in Cities research program, a series of linked research projects aimed at investigating what factors encourage or discourage the use of bicycles for urban transportation.
Dr. Hugh Davies - Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Health
Dr Davies will speak about air pollution and traffic noise, and their effects on heart disease in Metro Vancouver. Dr. Davies' current research aims to create a "noise map" of Vancouver, and is one of the first studies to address the interactions between noise and air pollution as risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Tina Atva - Community Regional Planner, Metro Vancouver
Ms. Atva will speak about the challenges of integrating science into policy.
Dr. Ray Copes
Medical Director, Environmental Health, BC Centre for Disease Control and Clinical Associate Professor, Health Care & Epidemiology
Official Website: http://www.cher.ubc.ca/crw/default.asp
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