Health, Wellbeing and Place

Call for Papers

Zooooom via Syracuse University, Chalmers University of Technology, Northumbria University

December 01 2021 - December 03 2021

On January 1st, 2020, the world woke to news that a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, had been identified as a strain of coronavirus. By March, the World Health Organization would define it as a pandemic and the most serious global health threat on the planet. Under lockdown conditions the relationship between health and the spaces we inhabit became central.
While it is tempting to see this recent global concern about health and environments as new, the reality is, it has a long history. The public health profession was born from the housing conditions of the 19th century urban poor. Demands for walkable neighbourhoods are long standing. Accessible design, and the broader healthy cities agenda globally, all pre-date COVID-19.
Seen in this light, this conference seeks to bring recent experiences and responses into dialogue with these longer standing areas of research into health, wellbeing and environments.

25 June 2021: Abstracts [Round One] | 25 July 2021: Feedback | 25 Oct 2021: Abstracts [Round Two] |  05 Nov 2021 Feedback