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The presentations from the "Building the Liveable and Healthy City" workshop on 18 November in Brussels are now available!

04 December 2015

Organised by the EU project PASTA, this workshop presents good practice examples, tools, and free training on the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) developed by the WHO, to help urban planners, transport and health practitioners better integrate cycling and walking into urban transport planning, and make the case for new investment in active mobility.

The workshop which was targeted at open to researchers, urban and transport planning practitioners and public health practitioners presented the following:

  • Tools to increase active mobility and create healthier urban environments;
  • New approaches and good practice examples across European cities;
  • Free training on the World Health Organization's tool designed to conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking or cycling.

In the first part Linking transport & health the PASTA project coordinator Sandra Wegener, BOKU - University of Vienna,  gave a brief overview of the PASTA project, aims and objective. Dr. Adrian Davis, Public Health & Transport Consultant Bristol, UK presented tools for practitioners to build the liveable and healthy city.

In Part 2: HEAT training - Health Economic Assessment Tool, two expert speakers Dr Sonja Kahlmeier, University of Zurich, Dr David Rojas-Rueda, CREAL - Barcelona, looked at quantifying the health and related economic benefits through using the Health and Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for walking and cycling. 

Five European cities Örebro, London Borough of Newham, Brussels-Capital Region, Nantes Metropole, and Grater Manchester presented their plans and policies to promote active mobility.

Presentations are now available to download on the event webpage.

For more information, please contact Florinda Boschetti, e-mail: fboschetti@polisnetwrok.eu