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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

Wednesday 16 December:Capacity Building Seminar Series 2015 / 2016: Shaping Places for Healthy Lives

The places we live in shape our everyday lives, and also shape our health and wellbeing. A positive environment supports strong, safe communities, contributes to mental wellbeing and encourages active lifestyles.
This seminar is an opportunity to explore how place making can effectively support health and wellbeing, and how urban design can help create healthy places. It will provide an opportunity to learn from leading international practice as well as local initiatives. It will also offer space to experience the local environment as a basis for discussion.
The seminar, which is organised in partnership with MAG, the Ministerial Advisory Group  for Architecture and the Built Environment (A+BE) in Northern Ireland is targeted at policy and decision makers in sectors including local government, health and regeneration, but will also be of interest to architects and designers across sectors. The programme features international and local speakers including,

Keynote address: Planning cities for people:
Leo Kosonen, Finland
Author and former Chief Planner of the City of Kuopio

A Place Standard for Scotland
Sandy Robinson
Scottish Government

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