The Mike & Terry Metzler Distinguished Lecture will be held at 2:00pm (EST) on April 10, 2018 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA (USA). For those not in the area, the talk will be streamed live by going to this link: Go to the direct link –
The title of the lecture is “A Vision for Active Cities: Fueled by Interdisciplinary Research”
The Featured Speaker is James F. Sallis, Ph.D.,Distinguished Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
James Sallis is the former director of Active Living Research, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition and obesity. He is the author of more than 500 scientific publications, on the editorial boards of several journals, and one of the world’s most cited authors in the social sciences.
This talk will present a vision of active cities that demonstrates how many disciplines can contribute to healthier people in cities, including city planning, transportation, education, parks, and economic development, in addition to public health. Lessons from over 15 years of interdisciplinary research will be presented, along with evidence of how the evidence is helping change policy and practice in many fields. The talk will end with a consideration of the Atlanta Beltline in the promotion of physical activity, leading into a general discussion.