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2nd International symposium linking transport, health and sustainability

ALE-2019_Logo_WebKey Policy recommendations for Active Transport in New Zealand developed as an outcome of the TALES Symposium 2019

We are used to observing things in isolation. It is a result of specialized knowledge – our own “discipline” or “area of expertise”. Despite our best efforts, this approach has limitations. The environment we live in is much more complex and interconnected.

At the Active Living Laboratory, we try to do things differently. We take a multi-disciplinary approach that embraces multiple specialized areas of knowledge and reaches out to different sectors. The result? A more complete and deeper understanding of the world around us and a greater potential for translation of research into practice and policy.

On 13-15 February 2019, we will be hosting our second symposium to facilitate and grow an international, multidisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue related to Active Living and Environment. This symposium builds on the success and delegates feedback from our first symposium of this nature hosted in August 2017.

Symposium themes will include Health, Transportation, Environment and Sustainability.

This multidisciplinary symposium will bring together international and national experts from multiple sectors including academia, government, public health, urban design, transportation and environment.

Browse through TALES 2019 Symposium presentation slides

Why should you attend?

  • Learn from international and national experts from multiple disciplines and sectors
  • Exchange ideas and engage in an interdisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue
  • Showcase your research findings, programs, interventions, case studies or impact of policy or advocacy
  • Extend your networks
  • Engage in facilitating the change towards a healthier and more sustainable future, and
  • Explore what the University of Otago, Dunedin and New Zealand have to offer.

Working together we can take new steps towards a healthier and more sustainable future.

We warmly invite you to join us at the The Active Living and Environment Symposium (TALES): Linking Transport, Health and Environment held on 13-15 February 2019 in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Register today

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Otago in February 2019!

Associate Professor Sandra Mandic
Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell

Active Living Laboratory Team

Public forum

Join us for the Public Forum “Transforming Cities into Healthy, Active and Sustainable Places”. This forum is open to public and free of charge. See poster for details.

University of Otago, Castle Lecture Theatre Complex, Castle 2, Dunedin, New Zealand

Friday 15 February 2019 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Download public forum poster (PDF format, 1.5 MB)

Symposium sponsors

Contact us if you would like to sponsor our symposium.