Part of the re-imagination of Christchurch is conceiving of ways to build cities and comunities that are happy and healthy -- physically and emotionally. Grant Schofield in one speaker who is focused on the health issues for our city. Grant is Professor of Public Health at AUT University. Grant's research and teaching interests are in physical activity, nutrition, and health. He investigates novel and sustainable solutions to getting people moving more and making the world a happier and healthier place. He has particular experience and expertise in urban design, transport and health with involvement in several large projects in this area. In physical activity measurement and epidemiology he has expertise in both youth and adult measurement and how this measurement relates to health. In environmental design he has a range of expertise in how especially built environmental factors are related to walkability, car dependency and sustainability. In child health he is interested in how children's independent mobility (or "free ranging") can be promoted and what the benefits of free, unsupervised play around a neighborhood are.TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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