Green Action Centre and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ have partnered to bring Dr. Larry Frank, author of Health and Community Design and Urban Sprawl and Public Health and Professor and Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation and Health (University of British Columbia), to Winnipeg on May 2nd, 2018. The day will consist of local speakers to support the topic, breakout groups and a post-event mixer at The Merchant Kitchen to further engage with Dr. Frank and other attendees.
FROM A to B: Employee Wellness and Our Environment
May 2nd, 2018
Noon – 4:30 PM
$50 | Register Today!
Alt Hotel, Violet Fuchsia Room, lunch included
Join employers like yourself for a keynote speech by Dr. Larry Frank, followed by breakout sessions. Participate in discussions, network with your colleagues, and receive feedback on your current and future plans. Find out about initiatives you can take to support employee wellness in your workplace, beginning with the commute to and from work.
Lawrence D. Frank, Ph.D., AICP, CIP, ASLA
Dr. Frank is a Professor in Sustainable Transportation and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and President of Urban Design 4 health, Inc. which builds software tools and documents health impacts of transportation and land development actions. He specializes in the interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality; and health; and in the energy use, and climate change impacts of urban form policies. He coined the term “walkability” in the early – mid ’90s; his work led to WalkScore and has been cited over 24,000 times making him one of the 2 most cited planning academics. Thompson and Reuters lists him in the top 1% globally as a highly cited researcher. Dr. Frank has published over 150 peer reviewed articles and reports and co-authored two of the leading books – Heath and Community Design and Urban Sprawl and Public Health on which helped to map out the field emerging at the nexus between built, natural, and social environments and health. Dr. Frank works directly with local, regional, provincial or state, and federal agencies and developers to help translate results from leading edge research into practice based tools.
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