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Working Zone 5: 5 October 2018  14:00 - 15:20

Working Zone Excellence

By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to be living in cities. While urban living brings benefits and opportunities for people, it poses a specific set of risks and challenges that can negatively affect public health. Cities must re-think the way they approach urban planning and growth in order to enable their citizens to be more active and healthy. This interactive session will explore concrete ways in which the sport and health sectors can collaborate to combat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) more generally. It will also take an in-depth look at solutions designed for urban populations. City officials, multilateral institutions, NGOs, and sports organisations will share their experiences in implementing policies and programmes in complex ecosystems.

Facilitator: Bill Morris LVO, International Events Consultant Ex-Director of Culture, Ceremonies, Education and Live Sites, London 2012, United Kingdom

  • Eleonora Bauer, Director of the Buenos Aires Ciudad Activa Project, Buenos Aires City Government, Argentina
  • Fiona Bull, Programme Manager, Surveillance Population Based Prevention, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (PND), World Health Organisation
  • Espen Granberg Johnsen, Mayor of City Council, Lillehammer Municipality, Norway
  • Maurice Smith, Clinical Director, Living Well, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, United Kingdom


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