Cosmos Briefing

Secrets of healthy cities

October 05, 2021 The Royal Institution of Australia
Cosmos Briefing
Secrets of healthy cities
Show Notes

Where you live affects your health. Every day we walk through cities without considering how they’re designed and how they assist – or delay – our ability to live well. As the climate warms, cities are heating up too – and without interventions, this could make them more deadly. But we can now collect data on this at unprecedented levels, which can help us to change cities for the better.

To help us address these issues, we are joined by Jason Byrne, Professor of Human Geography and Planning at The University of Tasmania, and a researcher of urban political ecologies of green-space, climate change adaptation, and environmental justice; and Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Director of the Healthy Liveable Cities Lab at RMIT University. She has researched the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing for over two decades. Today’s interview is hosted by Cosmos journalist Lauren Fuge.

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