Public Seminar: “SCHEMA Case Studies Rolling Launch”

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•02•14    09:00 - 12:30
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur

    The SCHEMA project (“Systems Thinking and Place-Based Methods for Healthier Malaysian Cities”), funded by the British Council’s Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, seeks to motivate better decision-making for urban health and sustainability. SCHEMA advocates a holistic, social-ecological perspective on health and wellbeing. The SCHEMA Case Studies, to be launched at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, show how systems thinking and place-based methods can improve our understanding of persistent, real-world, urban problems.

    The Public Seminar is part of a rolling launch of the SCHEMA Case Studies. Project partners from the Cardiff University Sustainable Places Research Institute (CU-PLACE) and SCHEMA Case Study contributors will share insights on a variety of issues related to urban health and wellbeing, ranging from food consumption to land use. Professor Terry Marsden, Director of CU-PLACE, will deliver a keynote address.

    Brochure and seminar details available here.

    Lunch will be provided, with opportunities to interact with the presenters.

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    Keynote Speaker

    Professor Marsden holds the established Chair of Environmental Policy and Planning in the School of Planning and Geography at Cardiff University. He is Director (since 2010) of the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE), a £7 million investment by Cardiff University in interdisciplinary sustainability science research bringing together research excellence in the social, physical and natural sciences. Professor Marsden’s work encompasses the interdisciplinary social science and applied policy fields of rural geography, rural sociology, environmental sociology, geography and planning.

  • SCHEMA seminar 14 Feb brochure

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    United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.

    +603-9171-5394
    iigh-training@unu.edu

  • United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.
    Tel : +603-9171-5394
    Fax : +603-9171-5402
    Email : iigh-training@unu.edu
    Website : www.iigh.unu.edu

    Additional Information:

    1. Logistical information
      We have very limited parking spaces at our building, being located within the HUKM hospital grounds. You are encouraged to take public transport i.e. by LRT (alight at either Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, or Bandar Tasik Selatan stations) or MRT (alight at Taman Midah station) and take a taxi/Uber to our building (about 10 minutes’ drive).
      If you drive, please park at the nearby paid parking lots, either opposite the entrance of HUKM or within the HUKM grounds.
      In case you need assistance with directions, please call our reception: 603-9171 5394.
    2. Dressing
      We encourage smart casual dressing. You may wish to bring a piece of warm clothing/shawl, as the room may be rather cold at times.