How can we deliver improved health outcomes through best practice urban planning processes and policies?

In the 21st century, cities will face a number of pressing challenges including rapid population growth and the need to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. To achieve the aspiration of creating healthy, liveable, sustainable and resilient cities, we need strong tools, processes and systems that can help align decisions towards these aims.

On the back of the successful Integrating Health and Planning intensive course, the evening will include a student showcase, where Master of Urban Planning students will share the Health Impact Assessments developed for the Altona North Precinct 15, followed by an industry panel to discuss the broader challenges and opportunities around decision-support tools.

Hosted by the RMIT Healthy Liveable Cities group and held at the RMIT Activator, the event is an opportunity to engage with current students and professionals working in the field and explore how we can better consider the health and well-being of residents in the design and planning of communities.

Our panel of health and planning experts with experience across government, industry and research, include:

Mike Day, Co-Founder at Roberts Day

Jessica Noonan, Vice-President at Planning Institute of Australia

Dr Matt Soeberg, Public Health Expert

Cindy Tran, Master of Public Health

Further information on our panellists is provided below.

Light refreshments will be provided.

We hope you can join us for what is a timely and important conversation!


RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria Street, Carlton, VIC 3053


14 August 2019