Special Healthy City Research Forum and Planetary Health Alliance:
“Discovery of a global lock-in to low-efficiency urban futures: trends in local street-network sprawl”.
Jointly with the Planetary Health Network (Co-lead by Verena Rossa and Federico Andrade, graduate students at SPPH), they are honoured to have visiting scholar, Dr. Chris Barrington-Leigh presenting from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesday, May 29th in SPPH room 143.
Dr. Barrington-Leigh’s research focuses on environmental economics, climate change policies, and the ‘economics of happiness’.
His talk is entitled “Discovery of a global lock-in to low-efficiency urban futures: trends in local street-network sprawl”.
If you intend to join us for this special presentation, please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRES Visiting Professor
Chris Barrington-Leigh is an Associate Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the School of Environment, and is an associate member in McGill’s Department of Economics. One strand of Chris’ research is focused on empirical and quantitative assessments of human well-being, and their implications for economic, social, and environmental policy. He uses large international as well as national surveys, experiments, and economic theoretical modeling to understand individual and aggregate consumption benefits, and their implications for policy, including a broad transition to sustainability. Another current strand of work aims to understand household economic and health effects of Beijing’s rural household heating coal-to-electricity programme. A third interest of Chris’ is the structure of urban road networks, globally, and their implication for development and climate policy.
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