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Call for papers

International Symposium “Active Living and Environment: Towards a Healthier and More Sustainable Future”

28-30 August 2017

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.


The Active Living Laboratory at the University of Otago (New Zealand) is hosting its inaugural symposium. Our goal is to bring together researchers, policy makers, health promoters, urban designers, transport experts and interested members of the public to engage in a multidisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue about Active Living and Environment.


Symposium themes include Health, Transportation, Environment and Sustainability.


List of confirmed speakers and more – Click here


Why should you attend?

·       Learn from international and national experts from multiple disciplines and sectors

·       Exchange ideas and engage in an interdisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue

·       Showcase your research findings, programs, interventions, case studies or impact of policy or advocacy

·       Extend your networks

·       Engage in facilitating the change towards a healthier and more sustainable future, and

·       Explore what the University of Otago, Dunedin and New Zealand have to offer


Find out more – visit symposium website: www.otago.ac.nz/active-living-2017  


We invite researchers, professionals and practitioners from different disciplines and sectors to share findings from their research studies or describe programs, interventions, case studies or impacts of policy or advocacy.


Submit your abstract by 27 February 2017.

Sign up for symposium updates: http://goo.gl/aqulDj

Register today at www.otago.ac.nz/active-living-2017/registration


Please share this information with relevant networks and colleagues.


We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Otago in August 2017!


Dr Sandra Mandic, Chair

Dr Christina Ergler

Associate Professor Antoni Moore




Dr Debbie Hopkins

Research Fellow in Low Carbon Mobility and Energy Demand

Junior Research Fellow, Mansfield College


Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand

Transport Studies Unit

School of Geography and the Environment

University of Oxford

South Parks Road, Oxford


Call for papers:

Exploring the socio-spatialities of urban goods mobility, RGS-IBG 2017 International Conference, London.

Systems of (auto)mobility: Continuities, disruptions and futures, RGS-IBG 2017 International Conference, London.


New book:

Hopkins, D. & Higham, J.E.S. [Eds.] (2016). Low Carbon Mobility Transitions. Goodfellow Publishers, Oxford.


New publications:

Hopkins, D. & Mandic, S. (2017). Perceptions of cycling amongst high school students and their parents. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1253803

Hopkins, D. (2017). Destabilising automobility? The emergent mobilities of generation Y. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1253803

Hopkins, D. (2016). Can environmental awareness explain declining preference for car-based mobility amongst generation Y? A qualitative examination of learn to drive behaviours. Transportation Research Part A: Policy & Practice, 94, p.149-163.