A Blueprint For Healthy And Resilient Cities

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 09:45

As city populations continue to rise, addressing the effects of shocks and stresses on urban populations becomes a much higher priority. To make cities healthier and safer, citizen wellbeing needs to be addressed at every level - from design to individual experience. Examples of this mindset have already been put into practice. The WELL Building Standard applies this approach to buildings, while data from wearable technology gives developers the insights needed to develop more resilient solutions. These and other efforts form the basis of this paper from Professor Kate Ardern, executive director at Public Health Wigan; Derek Clements-Croome, professor emeritus at the University of Reading; Emily Loquidis, principal consultant at AECOM; and Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis, research director at Healthy Polis. Theri study discusses how the implications of this work can be translated into the development of specific solutions for cities, focusing on challenges around mobilization, inclusive design and benchmarks for progress. 

Read the full paper here.

Image by Derek Clements-Croome

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