Designing streets that enable healthier choices

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(2012) Streets are central to the structure and character of our towns and neighbourhoods. How we think about streets enable choices, choices which can improve our health, prosperity and sustainability. The 5th National Active Travel Conference ‘Walking, Cycling, Connecting Communities’ focuses on active travel and achieving these successful place outcomes.

This year’s conference programme brings national and international experiences to bear informing better design thinking on streets. The programme includes the Carnegie Challenge Debate ‘Are our towns and cities for people?’ where delegates will have the opportunity to put questions to panellists, including Keith Brown, Minister for Housing and Transport.

Other highlights include keynote speeches by David Sim, Director at Gehl Architects, Copenhagen and Dr Margaret Douglas, Public Health Consultant at NHS Lothian.

 

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