When national governments go astray, it’s useful to have other people who can step in and drive the conversation in the right direction. In the urban health space, that means action on equity, planetary health, and the wider determinants of health.
Health creation in the form of interventions that positively improve health and wellbeing should be the determining factor for built environment, planning and placemaking policies. That’s according to Prof Rachel Cooper OBE, who opened the second day of the Healthy City Design 2022 Congress with a keynote talk on ‘what creates healthy cities’.
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.
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.
“Everyone’s got something to learn and everyone’s got something to teach” is one of the mantras of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and it aligns closely with the philosophy behind Lord Nigel Crisp’s latest book, Turning the World Upside Down Again – an updated version, with a slightly amended title, of his 2009 publication.
We’re delighted to launch the Final Programme for the 6th Healthy City Design 2022 International Congress. Taking place in-person at the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, on 10-11 October 2022, the Congress will also be live streamed online through our virtual event platform.