Workshop Report: Entry Points Towards Healthier Urban Environments
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented interest and attention to the intersecting fields of health and urban and territorial planning. Agencies and governments of all levels have grappled with the task of protecting their citizens from the pandemic and ensuring vital urban spaces remain safe. Moreover, the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted not only the necessity of integrating health into territorial planning, but also the many benefit and insights that can be derived from doing so.
This webinar on Entry Points towards healthier urban environments, hosted by UN-Habitat at this year’s Caribbean Urban Forum, aimed to explore the variety of ways in which health professionals are currently engaging with the urban context and how urban professionals and officials are integrating health into their strategic planning. Moderated by Graham Alabaster of UN-Habitat and featuring presentations from the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), the BOVA network, the World Health Organization’s Téchne platform, and UN-Habitat’s Urban Health and Global Public Space teams.