Future of Urban Health –visions and perspectives

2018-11-07 14:00–17:30 | EPFL


© Saul Steinberg, published in Aldo Rossi, “L’uomo della metropoli”, Casabella, 258, 1961.

Speakers & Talks

Nicola Cantoreggi
Institute of Global Health, UNIGE
Salutogenesis of cities

Emanuele Massaro
Laboratory on Human-Environment Relations in Urban Systems, EPFL
Modelling mosquito borne-diseases in urban environments

Yves Delacrétaz
School of Management and Engineering Vaud
Le piéton au coeur de la mobilité urbaine: quel aménagement?


Stéphane Joost
Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems, EPFL & GIRAPH Lab, Unit of Population Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals
Use of medical cohort data to assess quality of life in urban environments


Ola Söderström
Institute of Geography, UNINE
Urban living and psychosis : from ‘co-laborative’
research to living lab

Carlos Dora
Former coordinator WHO health and public policies
Health research and practice in the construction of healthy urban futures

“Walking Saves Lives” PANEL DISCUSSION 16:30 – 17:30


The Habitat Research Center is launching its activities on the theme of Health by bringing together researchers in Switzerland working on various aspects of health in urban contexts with the ambition of fostering collaboration, exploring future perspectives, and creating new research synergies.

Following the presentations in the first part, a panel discussion in the second part of the afternoon will invite the researchers to exchange their views about the validity and potential of an ambitious interdisciplinary research on the theme of urban walking, as a fundamental component of a healthy city.