Creating a "One Planet" region: healthy cities in the 21st century

Trevor Hancock
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
UVic's Harry Hickman Building, Room 105

How to make a healthier and more sustainable Victoria.

The greatest challenge we face in the 21st century is to create communities that are healthy, just and sustainable, ensuring high levels of human and social development and a low ecological footprint. Trevor Hancock discusses how we can achieve this in the Greater Victoria Region without taking more than our fair share.

About Trevor Hancock

Trevor Hancock

Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement.

His current area of focus is the health implications of the Anthropocene and One Planet Communities, which bring together the concepts of healthy and sustainable communities. He is working locally to promote this concept and engage people in the necessary conversations about what this will mean in the Greater Victoria Region.

He was made an Honourary Fellow in the UK’s Faculty of Public Health in 2015. In 2017 he was awarded the Defries Medal, the CPHA’s highest award, presented for outstanding contributions in the broad field of public health.