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Event:

Transportation is a social determinant of health: Proven ways to thrive via SMARTer growth management

  

Date:

Wed, May 25th, 2022

Time:

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

There’s an old adage – we can’t build our way (widen hwys/new hwys) out of traffic congestion; it costs too much, exacerbates health impacts, precludes climate action.

A Partnership in Research Webinar
Sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

How do we manage growth and move into a climate friendlier future while avoiding summertime smog, smoke, congestion, heat domes and their associated health impacts? The EU has demonstrated sustainably safer and affordable regional, inter-city transport solutions connecting low density rural communities like ours. This presentation discusses how a regional zero emission, hydrail passenger tram-train solution could connect our rural Valley communities, and address health and transport inequities, among many other benefits, all at a fraction of the cost of building more highways.

Presenter:
Dr. Gord Lovegrove, Associate Professor
School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan;
Departmental Science Advisor, Transport & Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada

Venue:

virtual webinar events - UBC OKanagan

Address:
3333 University Way, Kelowna, V1V 1V7

Cost:

Free and open to the public - Everyone is welcome

Ticketing and/or registration:

via Zoom webinar - Please register https://bit.ly/3KckC1X

For more info:


healthyliving.research@ubc.ca

Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

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