Mass urbanisation and the rise of digitalisation are having a dramatic effect on our emotional, mental and physical health. We are permanently stimulated in an increasingly dense environment and therefore, it has never been more vital for us to rethink how we plan and build the city. How do we ensure London’s built environment and its individual buildings promote and encourage a healthy population?
This programme explores the juncture between London’s buildings and built environment and the emotional, mental and physical health of its citizens.
Across the year, the programme will profile best practice across the capital and investigate the impact of new ideas, policies and research. A think tank in May 2020 will bring together experts from across the built environment, policy and academia to identify key areas of focus for London and inform the shape of the programme over 2020/21.
- Mental health: urban design and its influence on mental health
- Physical wellbeing: improving air quality, physical activity and health outcomes for Londoners
- Social sustainability: impact of building quality and planning on the social needs of communities
PROPOSED UPCOMING ACTIVITY:
- Think tank, May 2020
- Breakfast talk, November 2020