This is a capacity building project that aims to raise the awareness and knowledge of researchers, policy makers and civil society on the integration of public health into urban planning towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This project intends to foster collaboration between the developed and developing countries in the Asia Pacific region, and addresses the cross-cutting targets of the SDGs.
Urban planning and transportation have been identified as major components of the intervention to non-communicable diseases in the era of rapid urbanization. Urban design such as density, transport infrastructures, and open spaces strongly influences human behaviors and activities, which subsequently bring cascading effects on the local environment, population health and well-being through air quality, traffic exposure, heat, noise, and opportunity for physical activity and social interaction. At the global level, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is prioritizing the urban built environment in mitigating carbon emissions.
Who can apply?
We are looking for highly motivated early-career scientists, professionals and practitioners from the academic, government, and non-governmental organizations. Interested applicants should be:
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