Event: Lancet Series on Urban Design, Transport and Health

On Tuesday 29 November The University of Melbourne will host a launch event for The Lancet Series on Urban Design, Transport and Health

About the Event

Major global health challenges are being confronted in the 21st century, prompting calls to re-think approaches to disease prevention. City planning that reduces non-communicable diseases and road trauma, while managing rapid urbanisation is part of the solution. The Lancet series focuses on the health impact of city planning through transport mode options and choices. The three papers unravel the complexity of urban design, the transport system and population health and provide a paradigm shift in our approach to responding to the growing burden of chronic disease and injury in our cities. The series offers key recommendations that urban and transport planners and policymakers could implement to improve the health of urban populations.

At this event, lead authors of the The Lancet series will provide an outline of the three research papers on urban design, transport and health, and copies of the series will be available for attendees.


  • Professor Mark Stevenson, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Director, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, University of Melbourne


This is a free seminar but RSVP is essential. Please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lancet-series-on-urban-design-transport-and-health-tickets-29240258400