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Supporting physical activity in urban communities: Lessons from recent walkability studies

Workshop held on 10th June 2013 in University College Cork (UCC).

This event was jointly hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH), the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research (UCC) and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland (Queens University Belfast – QUB).

The workshop looked to explore how recent research in the North and South of Ireland can support national policy and local government planning to increase the walkability of our towns and cities. Only one-third of the Irish population are meeting minimum recommended weekly levels of physical activity and experts say that the layout and design of our towns and cities needs to be improved to make it easier and more attractive to walk and cycle.

Chair(s): Dr Janas Harrington, UCC/Professor Kevin Balanda, IPH

Speaker Audio Slides
Dr Colin Sage, UCC Listen Download
Dr Mark Tully, QUB Listen Download
Mr William Brady, UCC Listen Download
Professor Geraint Ellis, QUB Listen Download

 

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