Twelve years ago, the leaders of the world’s nations descended on Copenhagen for a key UN climate summit in the hope of securing a new worldwide agreement on addressing the growing threat of global warming.
The health sector has already made substantial and positive contributions in addressing the climate crisis through greening hospitals and healthcare facilities, but too much of its work is still taking place in silos.
Often hailed as the “traffic-calming guru”, urban planner David Engwicht defines the role of transport as one of maximising trade: “The reason we invented cities is for exchange – goods, culture, friendships and knowledge – and to minimise travel.”
The opening plenary of Healthy City Design 2020 featured four illustrious speakers with expertise in planetary health, health and social inequalities, sustainable health systems, and home and town planning.
The revenge of the suburbs, solving the urban paradox, and taking control by getting up and doing things. These were just a handful of the many insights and paradigms on ‘designing a new world’ that the three eminent keynote speakers shared with delegates during the opening session of the second day of the 4th Healthy City Design Congress.
Drawing out some of the big ideas and core themes explored during four days of talks and panel discussions at this year’s Healthy City Design Congress, the closing plenary session brought together five leading experts in the field to offer their insights on ‘the future healthy city’.
This session began with a theoretical commentary on the response to Covid-19 and its impact, followed by two papers exploring the experiences of communities in Asia.
Organised by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), this session explored the case for ground-breaking legislation in the form of a ‘Healthy Homes Act’.
The opening session on the second day of Healthy City Design brought together a stellar panel to discuss the planning system in England, which has seen the Government introduce a White Paper on proposed changes to update it for the challenges of the 21st century.
Maggie’s, in collaboration with SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, are delighted to invite the healthcare and design community to join the live stream of the launch of the third edition of The Architecture of Hope in memory of Charles Jencks, as part of the celebration of Maggie’s 25th year.