Join the URBAN-NEXUS Dialogue Café on Health and Quality of Life!
After organising a successful Dialogue Café on the issue of Urban Climate Resilience in Glasgow , the FP-7 funded URBAN-NEXUS project moves on to the topic of Health and Quality of Life. In order to discuss the state of the art on that theme, a second Dialogue Café is organised in Barcelona on 17 and 18 October.
Introduction: promoting integrated strategies for sustainable urban development
URBAN-NEXUS is project with 13 partners from 9 countries across Europe. It is dedicated to promoting integrated strategies for sustainable urban development. This is achieved by facilitating knowledge exchange and dialogue on a variety of themes across the research, policy and practice interfaces; and by fostering long-term partnerships between urban stakeholders.
Products: Dialogue Cafe - Urban Climate Resilience
The project has been running for a year now. During the past year a kick-off meeting in Sofia was organized and a synthesis report has been written on Urban Climate Resilience. In May a "Dialogue Café" was organized on this issue; a learning event where many stakeholders participated and discussed the issue in relation to other URBAN-NEXUS themes. More information about our activities on the theme of Urban Climate Resilience is available at the project website.
Summary: Dialogue Cafe - Health and Quality of Life
The findings from last year's activities will feed into the next thematic area of URBAN-NEXUS, namely Health and Quality of Life. As these concepts are primary components of people’s well-being, it is vital that they are linked up with issues related to climate resilience, but also land-use, governance and data availability. A synthesis report will become available shortly on the website. This synthesis report will summarize the state of the art on this topic, linking it to other urban topics and highlighting knowledge gaps. This report will form the basis of the second Dialogue Café, which will be held in Barcelona (Spain) on 17 and 18 October, 2012. Visiting this event will be an opportunity to:
- Share knowledge with other researchers, urban professionals and practitioners from across the public, private and third sector;
- Identify complex issues shared by European cities in achieving health and quality of life in their cities;
- Relate issues on health and quality of life to other aspects of ‘the sustainable city’;
- Develop connections and networks with other organisations to
explore priorities and potential options for future cooperation and
If you are interested to join, please visit the page on Health and Quality
of Life for more (practical) information. A registration form is
also available. For more information on URBAN-NEXUS please
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