Conference "City of the Future"

8 - 9 November 2022

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NOTE: Due to a technical problem, registrations for conference participation could not be accepted up to and including August 10, 2022. We kindly ask you to repeat the affected registrations. Thank you!

Urban HealthLandscapes

Health | Architecture | Environment

The German Advisory Council on Global Change describes the current "move of humanity" to cities as the most powerful "process of social change in the 21st century." Therefore, cities must be transformed into sustainable, healthy and equitable places. The vision of sustainable development must aim to integrate the spatial, health, and environmental dimensions so that healthy and equitable neighborhood development with green mobility, attractive public spaces, clean air, and safe streets can be prioritized at the local level.

Achieving these goals will require diverse inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration. With this conference, we would like to bring together the central disciplines for tackling the tasks ahead and develop a common understanding for the necessary alliances. The conference "Urban Health Landscapes of the Future" wants to deal with the manifold interactions of health, architecture and environment and to deepen the following questions:

What spatial and aesthetic demands will be placed on GesundheitsLandschaften in the future?
What structural and systemic changes are necessary to promote a healthy environment?
What can an integrated action approach of spatial design, health and environment look like?
How can an alliance in research and practice from architecture, urban public health and environment be launched?

Finally, we would like to agree on a concluding statement addressed to representatives from science, practice and politics.

  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Moebus
  • Prof. Christa Reicher

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Sponsored as part of the conference series "City of the Future" by

  • Fritz and Hildegard Berg Foundation, German Foundation Center

Held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein

Other supporting cooperation partners:

  • Baukultur North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH
  • Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband
  • MedEcon Ruhr GmbH

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