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Countdown to the UNI Health Newcastle Programme begins!

We’re now just a few days away from the start of Newcastle UNI Health programme week on 30 September. “UNIversity exchange programme creating UNIque learning environments for urban health” (UNI Health) is a Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Training Program delivered in partnership by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Newcastle University. It seeks to engage students, researchers, citizens and professionals around the theme of urban health, involving seminars, workshops and student and staff exchanges. UPM have led the first half of the project which has focused on age-friendly cities.  You can learn more about Madrid’s programme here (most of the website is in English), with all of the sessions delivered available to watch via the YouTube channel (including those by the Newcastle team during their visit).Newcastle’s programme will centre on innovating with nature for health, with a focus on green infrastructure. We have an exciting programme of talks, workshops, trips and group work planned, culminating in a mini-exhibition of student work at the end of the week. We’re very excited to welcome students, as well as professionals and residents to learn and share ideas. We’re especially excited to welcome our colleagues and students from UPM and ARUP in Madrid who will be delivering presentations and engaging in the sessions.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be uploading blogs and videos related to the project here on the VOICE website.  Even if you’re unable to attend during the week, you are welcome to come along to the mini-exhibition of student work taking place from 5pm until 6.30pm on Friday 4 October in the Architecture Building at Newcastle University.  Students will be presenting their ideas on the opportunities for urban greening within the aspirational plans for Newcastle City Centre’s Blackett Street.

We look forward to welcoming participants on 30 September at The Core!

 

Dominic Aitken

Newcastle University UNI Health Lead

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