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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is that Belfast is recognised globally
as a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

2016 Awards


The third year of the bursary continued the high quality trend set in previous years. Two awardees shared the bursary in 2016, focusing on child and age friendly places. Pamela Frazer from Alzheimer’s Society Northern Ireland travelled to Galway to explore dementia friendly communities. Neil Galway from Queen’s University Belfast visited Stockholm in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark to study child friendly approaches in planning. The awardees presented their learning at the WHO Belfast Healthy Cities Annual Award ceremony in December 2016.


Dementia Friendly Communities – WHO Healthy City Explorer 2016 : Pamela Frazer, Alzheimer’s Society Northern Ireland

Exploring child friendly city planning in Sweden and Denmark : Neil Galway, Queen’s University Belfast