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One of our members, Alison Giles, has come across this event that may be of interest…

Blake Poland of the University of Toronto is due to give a lecture on Wednesday 4 December between 5-6.30pm (arrival and refreshments from 4.30pm) at the University of Central Lancashire.

The lecture will explore emerging threats to health equity, arguing that the challenge facing humanity is social, not technical. Unpacking our assumptions about social change, and the ways we’ve tended to approach environmental issues, he will explore how we can build community resilience and participate in midwifing the transition to deep sustainability that is arguably already underway. Implications for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and activists will be explored.

Blake Poland is a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Director of the Collaborative Program in Community Development at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). Blake’s areas of focus include the settings approach to health promotion, qualitative research methods, critical social theory, environmental health equity, social movements, societal transitions, and the dynamics of social change.

He currently leads a nationally-funded study of the emergence of the Transition Town movement in Canada, and is also co-leading the establishment of a solutions-focused Healthier Cities and Communities hub in Toronto.

Book your place at: https://dvppl041213.eventbrite.co.uk.

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