A lecture series brought to you by UNStudio and ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory
The kick-off event for the Towards a Helathy City Lab Talk Series, #1 The Urban Approach, examines the built environment as a holistic factor for health production and optimisation. The lab talk aims to take into account implications and challenges of connecting communities, spaces, policies and technology to improve the living conditions and health of citizens and the city.
When? Friday Sept 20th. 18:00
Register: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the event: New angles of collaboration for a future development of healthy cities combines approaches to generate collective (thinking) systems. Developers, city planners, architects, and industry need to create new partnerships, and identify what constitutes the 'appropriate effort' they should contribute to support healthy cities. Designers also need to ask themselves how their designs can incentivize healthier lifestyles. At the same time, it will be important to investigate the ethics of collecting data on user behaviour, and the use of IOT when designing and monitoring these healthy, human-centric environments.
Without using the word 'holistic' or imagining what 'healthy' cities look like, can we design for how cities can make one feel? What they may do for you? What are the outcomes healthy spaces produce, rather than the aesthetic that they reflect? Ultimately, we are interested in exploring research into the production of healthy cities, possiblities of new design and business models, fundamentally re-ordering the priorities of design.