Events: healthy cities, resilient cities

There’s some upcoming international conversations on urban issues – a webinar on designing and planning for healthy cities and a conference on urban resilience and environment >>

Webinar: Designing and planning for healthy cities A conversation with Richard Jackson, Tim Beatley and Georges Benjamin
30 October 2014, 12:45 – 2 pm EDT

The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed – or the positive benefits of well designed built environments.

Listen to a conversation between two of the thought leaders in public health and urban planning and design – UCLA Professor Richard Jackson, co-author of Urban sprawl and public health and co-editor of Making healthy places, and Tim Beatley of the University of Virginia and author of Biophilic cities and blue urbanism.

IGU Urban Commission Conference and post-conference excursion
Dublin, 9-16 August 2015
Organised by Niamh Moore, University College Dublin, Ireland

A special thematic focus will be urban resilience and environment and they are welcoming paper submissions for this and any of the other 8 topics that form the core focus of the Urban Commission work programme:

  • Technological innovations and creative activities in cities
  • Contested social spaces
  • Creating sustainability
  • Dilemmas of aging cities
  • Increasing insecurity
  • Urban heritage and conservation
  • Urban governance
  • Complex urban systems