Implementing Smart Cities Interventions to Build Healthy Cities (SMART) Training Platforms

Dawn Parker and Sharon Kirkpatrick are co-applicants on the SMART Training Platforms, funded by a CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC Training Grant. The team of collaborators from ten Canadian institutions will develop a curriculum to equip trainees across the country with the knowledge and skills to tackle many of the challenges faced in urban environments. The Platform has a thematic focus on the central place of food in healthy cities and incorporates the use of 'big data' to create smart solutions for urban environments, as well as bringing together the best knowledge, practices and tools from different fields of study to find solutions to complex problems.