Active Urban Spaces Connecting People

09:30 - 17:30
Malmö Universitet
Auditorium D138
Nordenskiöldsgatan 10 Malmø
Free with registration - but In case of no-show, an invoice of DKK 375 will be sent.

The symposium Active Urban Spaces Connecting People focuses on a number of challenges concerning health and wellbeing in urban com­munities.

In the face of increasing urbanizati­on and in addition to leading the transition to low-carbon societies, European cities play a central role in promoting health and wellbeing as well as addressing the challenge of socioe­conomic inequalities amongst urban dwellers, the lack of social cohesion and high prevalen­ce of loneliness and social disconnectedness, growing rates of obesity, social inequality in health, the physical inactivity pandemic, and many other challenges. Cities have important roles to play in addressing these problems and in providing urban environments that are con­ducive to the health and wellbeing of urban dwellers. 

The concept of a Healthscape is used in the symposium to frame the idea of space covering three important dimensions of everyday life and sources to a better health and wellbeing. Foodscapes focus on the city as a diverse and rich social and biological space for food produc­tion, consumption and cultures. Activityscapes address the city as a great resource for physical activity practices, and Mobilityscapes focus on the city as spaces offering health and wellbeing through active mobility.

Finally, Healthscapes denote urban spaces designed to include spe­cific affordances built into space in connection with wellbeing and health-enhancing activities. 

Target groups and lecturers
The symposium will contribute to the education and inspiration of  many professionals working in municipalities or other public institutions, and in architecture and planning  offices; it addresses also urban planners, social scientists, higher education, investors, politicians, and decision makers as a whole. The lecturers are leading researchers and practitioners from Sweden, Italy, Spain and Denmark. 

Symposium, lunch and coffee are free. In case of no-show, an invoice of DKK 375 will be sent. The symposium can only accommodate up to 250 participants, after the first come first served principle.

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