Wellbeing and The Built Environment

We have long known that our physical and social environment impacts our overall health—from pollution, air and water quality, to our working conditions and access to housing. COVID-19 has brought to light the importance of optimizing cities for urban wellbeing, calling into question spatial planning and density, public space, and health systems. To what extent does the built environment influence wellbeing, both physical and mental? In our heightened health-conscious state, the need for a human-centered approach to urban planning and design is more important than ever.

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Presented by:
Life at Home During the Pandemic: How Can We Make Our Homes Healthy?
Life at Home During the Pandemic: How Can We Make Our Homes Healthy?
Carolyn Swope
Director, Delos
Regina Vaicekonyte
Vice President, Delos
Bing Bing Guo
Senior Research Analyst, Delos
We Make Space For All
We Make Space For All
Marianthi Tatari
Associate Director, Senior Architect, UNStudio
Designing for a Healthier Future: Cities, Suburbs, and Beyond
Designing for a Healthier Future: Cities, Suburbs, and Beyond
George Athens, AIA
Principal | Workplace Studio Leader, SmithGroup
Nancy Kohout, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Engineering Leader, SmithGroup
Liveability Indicators, Local Neighbourhoods, Urban Planning, and Health
Liveability Indicators, Local Neighbourhoods, Urban Planning, and Health
Dr Melanie Davern
Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University and Director of the Australian Urban Observatory
Healthy Buildings: What Will We Measure and How Will We Know?
Healthy Buildings: What Will We Measure and How Will We Know?
John Macomber
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Creating Environments Conducive to Health and Well-being
Creating Environments Conducive to Health and Well-being
Virginie Alonzi
Strategic Foresight Director at Bouygues Construction