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Travel funds available to Local Authorities for the “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” workshop, 19 October 2017 in Paris

03 October 2017

Polis, in cooperation with PASTA project will host the workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” during Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Summit in Paris. The workshop aims to present the new Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) and city case studies of the use of HEAT to inform sound transport policy and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Summit is an annual event that brings all new mobility players together onto one platform. The conference will take place in Paris on 19-21 October 2017.

Polis will host the Tool makers session: “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” on 19 October, from 11:15 to 12:45, on stage: STUDIO.

The workshop aims to present the latest research-based evidence linking health benefits of increased physical activity and transport, and measures to encourage active travel and create healthier urban environments.

The Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) to conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking or cycling will be presented step-by-step via the online platform, including implementation at the local level and how outcomes have informed sustainable transport planning.

New approaches and good practice examples to encourage active travel and design more liveable public space will be presented by European cities. City case studies from London and Manchester.

Dr Nick Cavill on nbehalf of the HEAT core grpup, will introduce the "new" HEAT which now includes modules on air quality, traffic crashes and carbon emission. We invite you to visit the website to know more about HEAT: http://pastaproject.eu/resources/hia-tool/

When & Where

Location: Paris at La Grande Halle de La Villette

Event date: The Pro days: 19-20 October (B2B - B2G) - Public day: 21 October (B2C).

Conference website: http://www.autonomy.paris/en/

More information and registrations

A small budget has been set aside to assist with travel expenses Local Authority representatives attending the workshop.

For more information about the Polis / PASTA workshop, and to learn more about travel fund, please contact FBoschetti@polisnetwork.eu

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