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Sydney | Susan Thompson, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW | Future Cities

  • Golden Age Cinema & Bar 80 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

This April we will explore the theme of Future Cities and look at how clever planning can result in healthier lives.When speaking of ‘smart cities’ the image of a city driven by advanced technologies and data may spring to mind.

But what about a city abundant with healthy citizens and rich in wellbeing? What occurs when the physical fabric of our cities is planned in an environmentally unsustainable and unhealthy way?

Professor Susan Thompson, Urban Planner and Head of the City Wellbeing Program at City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, will join Rising Minds Sydney this April to discuss how the places where we live, work and play profoundly impact on our health.

How will smart planning shape the cities of the future so that they are supportive of human and planetary health into the 21st Century?

Join us on April 20th to hear Susan explain why we urgently need a strategy that puts health and well-being at the center of urban planning and smart cities.