Masterclass: Natural Experiments and the Use of Technology to Evaluate Changes in the Built Environment for Active Living

Schipperijn, J. (Foredragsholder)

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragForedrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed


Evaluating the impact of changes in the built environment on active living is challenging with traditional study designs as these changes take place in the real world. Natural experiments can provide a good alternative, provided they are well-designed and evaluated. Participants of this Masterclass will be introduced to the challenges and advantages associated with evaluating the health effects of natural experiments of the built environment using objective measures such as GPS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and accelerometers. This novel combination of technologies makes it possible to determine the amount, type, intensity and location of where different types of behaviour take place. This high-quality information can be used to inform urban planning policy and practice to create more active, healthy and sustainable communities. The multidisciplinary nature of this Masterclass will be relevant to UWA postgraduate students and ECMR’s from a variety of fields of research, including population health, exercise and health, earth and environment, geography, urban planning and landscape architecture)
Periode25. nov. 2016
BegivenhedstitelUniversity of Western Australia, Institute of Advanced Studies Masterclass: null
PlaceringPerth, Australien