How can built environment professionals contribute to the development of healthy cities? 


Dr Iain Butterworth will provide a presentation on how built environment professionals can contribute to creating healthy cities on 21 September from 12pm at Cavenagh House in Darwin City.

Dr Butterworth is senior lecturer at the School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Deakin University where he is contributing to the development of a curriculum and research agenda in the area of environments for health.

He is a community psychologist with a background in community development and has a keen interest in the relationship between the built environment and wellbeing.

Dr Butterworth is a co-producer of the Victorian State Government’s municipal public health planning policy framework 'Environments for Health', which drew strongly on the Healthy Cities approach.

In 2003-2004 Dr Butterworth was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley with Professor Leonard Duhl, the founder of the healthy cities movement. During this period he investigated how Healthy Cities and Communities programs helped to connect people better with their significant places and with their local communities.

Dr Butterworth will be a keynote speaker at the Chronic Diseases Network Conference from 21-22 September.

This presentation takes place on First Floor, Cavenagh House, 38 Cavenagh Street, Darwin City. Cost is free to PIA members/$5 for non members with a light lunch.

RSVP essential by Wednesday 20 September 2006 to or telephone 8999 8962.