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Healthy Cities Seminar In Christchurch

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Healthy Cities Seminar In Christchurch

A leading expert on how urban planning can impact on people's health is hosting a short course in Christchurch next week.

The course will be lead by Dr Iain Butterworth, a senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Dr Butterworth has a special interest in looking at the relationship between urban design, health and well being. His research has looked at ways of enhancing individual and collective health and well-being through participation in urban planning decisions. His work has included investigations into the development and implementation of walkability indicators with local government, and the role of property developers in building healthy cities and communities.

In 2003-2004 Dr Butterworth was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California evaluating the World Health Organisation's Healthy Cities initiative and working with Healthy Cities co-founder Professor Leonard Duhl.

The four day interactive workshop is being hosted by the seven sponsoring organisations of Healthy Christchurch, a project to bring together organisations to promote, protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Christchurch. Healthy Cities is sponsored by the Christchurch City Council, the Canterbury District Health Board, Environment Canterbury, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Pegasus Health, the Ministry of Health, and the University of Otago.

Other speakers at the course will include the deputy secretary of the Ministry for the Environment Lindsay Gow, the chief executive of the New Zealand Planning Institute Keith Hall and Dr Jamie Pearce one of the chief researchers in the neighbourhoods and health project.

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