The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Through this event we hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action, to energize work on urban places and health, to celebrate innovative data sources and methodological approaches, to stimulate debate on policy implications of what we are learning, and to highlight partnership-building strategies that can make research more relevant to community action and policy decisions.
Information for visiting Philadelphia
The Study at University City
20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sheraton Philadelphia University City
3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Homewood Suites by Hilton University City
4109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-561-7500 or 1-800-SONESTA (766-3782)
The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health is conveniently located close to Philadelphia 30th Street Train Station and SEPTA trolley and SEPTA subway stations. Participants may choose to take SEPTA’s Airport Line from Philadelphia International Airport. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes. Taxi service is readily available in the Philadelphia area, and is located outside each terminal. Fares are approximately $30-35 one way from the airport.
Our target audience includes all those motivated to explore new ways of thinking about cities, and new uses of data to make urban environments more health supportive. Urbanization, and the associated mix of opportunities and challenges for health, are pervasive across the globe. Thus, international partnerships are key to accelerate the learning that will inform work within and across cities, and provide an evidence base for global urban health improvement. We particularly welcome participants who can enrich the discussion based on a diversity of perspectives, including those from different career stages, sectors, and geographic areas.
The poster session and reception will take place on the evening of September 7, 2017. Crucially the poster session will allow us to cover a broader range of research topics related to urban health, and an informal setting to discuss the themes introduced by invited speakers throughout the day. Posters will be displayed within distinct thematic topics, including but not limited to the following: 1) novel uses of data and methods in urban heath, 2) systems approaches to urban health; 3) urban health disparities; 4) interdisciplinary approaches to urban health; and 5) translational research, inter-sectoral actions, and policies.