Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series 2017 Event as iCalendar

(Science Event Tags, Seminars)

04 September 2017 - 13 September 2017

12 - 1pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 260-092

Location: Business School, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, City Campus

Host: Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Cost: Free

A series of four lectures held on consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays

 

Life in the big city: Human and environmental health in the face of urban intensification

Night time aerial view of city

 

Life in the big city: Human and environmental health in the face of urban intensification

Auckland is New Zealand’s fastest growing region with another one million people expected to be living here by 2040. That means demand for things like housing and transport will only increase.  

This Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture Series brings together academics from a broad range of disciplines to present a multi-disciplinary approach to the roles that urban design and individual behaviour play in the health and well-being of urban residents and the sustainability of the city’s ecosystems, focusing on threats and opportunities as Auckland develops to meet the needs of its ever-expanding and diverse population.

 

Lectures

Getting around town: Impacts of transportation on health and well-being
4 September 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Kim Dirks, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Green city: clean city? Determining the value of vegetation in urban design
6 September 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Jennifer Salmond, School of Environment, Faculty of Science

Down the drain: Can we have healthy streams in cities?
11 September 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Kevin Simon, School of Environment, Faculty of Science

Wild Auckland: How liveable is the city for nature and people?
13 September 2017, 12-1pm
Dr Margaret Stanley, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science