A week long event consisting of presentations, field trips and group work on green infrastructure
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 focussed on age-friendly cities. Newcastle’s programme will centre on innovating with nature for health, with a focus on green infrastructure.
Newcastle University’s programme as part of UNI HEALTH will consist of a series of presentations on the theme of natural environments and urban health, from individuals working in the academic, public, private and voluntary and community sectors. Confirmed speakers include:
We will also be hearing from colleagues at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid on research and innovation in relation to green and blue infrastructure within the Madrid context.
In addition to the presentations, there will also be two field trips:
The programme will take place at The Core on Newcastle Helix in Newcastle City Centre. It will run from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October from approximately 10:30 to 17:00 each day. In addition to visiting students from our partner institution, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the week is also open to citizens and professionals.
Participants will work in groups during the week on a design task. This will be centred on the prospective redevelopment of an area within Newcastle City Centre, exploring the potential for urban greening. In the early evening of Friday 4 October there will be a small exhibition, with a prize awarded by ARUP for the group work judged to be of the highest quality.
The programme is free to attend but registration is required. To register your place click the register button at the top of the page to access the external booking page, or click here.