"A conference on health and the environments we live in" Syracuse University, USA; Chalmers University, SWEDEN; Northumbria University, UK; Italian Society for the Sociology of Health, ITALY. On January 1..
st, 2020, news of COVID 19 broke worldwide. In March, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Under lockdown the relationship between health and the spaces we inhabit became central.Public health officials became consultants on ‘healthy buildings’, infectious disease specialists advised on planning codes, mental health experts discussed design strategy. Environmental psychologists collaborated on adapting homes for lockdown. It is tempting to see this recent global concern about health and environments as new. The reality is, it has a long history. The public health profession was born from the housing conditions of the 19th century urban poor. ‘Sick building syndrome’ has been a concern for years. Demands for walkable neighbourhoods are long standing.This conference engages with the past, present and future of healthy cities
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