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Dr Townshend keynote at urban planning conference in Naples

Dr Tim Townshend, Deputy Head of School and Director of Planning and Urban Design, is a keynote speaker at the 9th Conference of the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning in Naples 18-19 December.

His talk is entitled 'Urban Parks for Human Flourishing, Health and Well-being' and draws upon his extensive interdisciplinary research on health and the built environment.  

In 2014 Dr Townshend's co-authored paper Obesogenic environments: exploring the built and food environments was the most downloaded article in Perspectives in Public Health.  In January he will receive an award from the Royal Society of Public Health in recognition.  

published on: 11 December 2015