Health, housing, design - Conference and Publication Call
The Health of Housing: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live
This major international conference brings together public health officials, doctors, government representatives, social scientists, cultural geographers, anthropologists, urban designers, planners, developers and architects.
It continues work over the past three years on public health and housing with previous events and speakers including John Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public Health, the Public Health Film Society, UK. It includes film screenings and associated book, journal and proceedings publications for delegates.
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Conference: The Health of Housing: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live
Place: University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Dates: 25-26 January 2018
Abstract Submission (Round 1): 01 June 2017 Nb. This allows delegates needing an early decision
Abstract Submission (Round 2): 30 October 2017
The event is part of a series being organised by an international consortium of universities and publishers including: The University of Derby, La Universidad de Sevilla, University of Cyprus, Swinburne University Australia, London South Bank University Liverpool and John Moores University, UCL Press and Libri Publishing. It is coordinated by the UK non-profit research organisation AMPS as part of its engagement with the UN Habitat University Initiative.
This particular event is organised by the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
This conference seeks to explore the health of housing from multiple angles including but not limited to: Design for health; Healthy homes, communities and cities; The politics and economics housing; Homelessness; Design for life; Promoting health agendas; Wellbeing and the built environment etc
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There will be a conference proceedings publication with its own ISSN. Delegates will also be considered for inclusion in two books series with UCL Press and Libri Publishing respectively. A Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Architecture_MPS is also planned.
Speakers this series of events organised by AMPS and its university partners include: John Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public Health, the Public Health Film Society, Herman Hertzberger, Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medalist, 2012; Assemble, Turner Prize Winners, 2015; Stephen Hodder, CBE, President, RIBA, 2013-15 and other organisations such as the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
The city of Bristol
Bristol is enveloped in the hills of South West England and just across the Bristol channel from the capital of Wales, Cardiff, and 15 minutes from the historic city of Bath with the most important Roman heritage in the UK. Bristol is also one of the UK’s most significant cities of the Industrial Revolution.
One of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, identified in 2009 as one of the world's top ten cities, and named as the best city in Britain in which to live in 2014, Bristol also won the EU's European Green Capital Award in 2015. It is ranked as Britain's most-sustainable city. It is also at the centre of the UK’s art, music and cultural scenes.