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Urban Health Programme

Thursday 13 October 2022
Lange Gracht 72

Leiden European City of Science 2022, in collaboration with the New European Bauhaus initiative of the European Commission and the Urban Health Campus Almere Leiden, present a programme entitled ‘Urban Health’ on Thursday, the 13th of October 2022.

The multidimensionality of health in an urban environment serves as lead of the day. Urban health will, therefore, be presented in a context of environment, inclusiveness and business. The dimensions of urban health will be explored by way of 1) academic brainstorming; 2) turning academic ideas in applied research; and 3) implementation of scientific knowledge in daily practice. We will invite participants to share their own views on urban health. All together, we will arrive at a multi-faceted view on health in an urban environment.


9.00   Registration, coffee and tea

 9.30   Introduction by Roosmarijn van de Velde, Chief New European Bauhaus Leiden

 9.45   Session I (moderated by Roosmarijn van de Velde)

  • Roy Remme, Centre of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University (health benefits of urban nature)
  • Marco Roos, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre (healthy biodiversity and rewilding cities)
  • Hans Slabbekoorn, Institute of Biology, University of Leiden University (urban soundscapes: health issues for animals and humans)

11.00  Energiser and coffee break

11.15  Session II (moderated by Roosmarijn van de Velde)

  • Eva Lems, Aeres University of Applied Sciences (healthy behaviour in the living environment)
  • Iris Otto, Gezond Kompas (sustainable health in an urban environment)

12.00  Energiser and intro lunch task

12.15  Lunch task and lunch

13.30  Session III (moderated by Miriam Frantzen)

  • - Anna Bornioli, Erasmus (making cities healthier by transport and urban policies)
  • - Fonz Dekkers, Water Authority of Rijnland (urban metabolism of water and energy)

14.15  Presentation lunch task by Iris Otto and Roosmarijn van de Velde

14.45  Session IV (moderated by Miriam Frantzen)

  • Bas Waterdrinker, BPD Gebiedsontwikkeling (the case of Energiepark)
  • Raoul Becher, Starters4Communities (grassroots impact entrepreneurship)

15.30  Side presentations (posters, stands), chats with lecturers.

16.00  Drinks

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