Covid 19 - Learning from Belfast - Creating healthy places
Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021
Venue: Online via zoom
This lunchtime seminar will share learning from Belfast’s response during the Covid-19 pandemic and the design of our streets to support people to remain active and healthy.
Healthy Cities apply innovative approaches in creating healthy places such as engagement of the citizens in designing public places. This seminar will explore projects to create healthy places, the benefits of including children in placemaking; the social return on investing in an urban greenway in Belfast and how streets can be transformed to enable people to stay active and adhere to social distancing.
12.15pm Seminar Open online
12.30pm Welcome and Context
Chair: Brendan Mulgrew, MW Advocate
12.35pm Social return on investment – analysis of an urban greenway
Dr Ruth Hunter, Queen's University Belfast
12.55pm Co-designing a shared future: how can children be a part of reimagining Belfast’s interfaces?
Rachael Black, Queen's University Belfast
1.10pm Questions / discussion
1.15pm Building back better from COVID-19: Activity-friendly communities for a healthier, greener and resilient
Dr Deepti Adlakha, Queen’s University Belfast
1.30pm Questions / discussion
1.35pm Closing Comment
Joan Devlin, Belfast Healthy Cities