Supporting the health and wellbeing of citizens is a top priority for city councils, which are facing significant financial pressures and rising demand for services.
Some features of modern city life – from congested commutes to poor air quality, and over-exposure to hyper-stimulating environments – have negative impacts on health. However, these negative features need not be inevitable, and other characteristics of cities actively promote wellbeing.
As part of Innovation Week – Birmingham, join this discussion to learn how cities can harness new technologies and approaches to mitigate the negative health impacts of city life and maximise the benefits – and in particular how cultural institutions and the arts can help cities tell stories that enable people to navigate and grasp those opportunities.
The panellists are:
- Dr Adrian Phillips – Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council
- Lucy Barratt – Design Research Coordinator, Future Cities Catapult
- Gary Topp – Director of Culture Central, Culture Central
- Susannah Goh – Director of the Institute for Health and Quality of Life, Birmingham City University
- Kat McEwen – UK Partnerships Manager for CleanSpace Drayson Technologies
- Sam Markey – UK Cities Engagement Lead, Future Cities Catapult
- Paul Jordan – Head of Business Development, Energy Systems Catapult