How to create programs that improve health and eliminate energy poverty.

Join us at the Nature of Cities festival on March 30th at 11 am CET.

The Nature of Cities festival is an online event that will take place from 29 to 31 March 2022 across different regional time zones and in different languages. Through transdisciplinary dialogues, workshops and arts, the festival wants to discuss possible solutions to imagine and create cities that are better for people and nature alike.

This year, WELLBASED is an official host of the event as we are organising this exciting session exploring what we can do better to tackle energy poverty and health questions in our cities.

How to create programs that improve health and eliminate energy poverty – 30 March from 11 to 12:30 CET

This session will be in English

What are the challenges and successful approaches to designing programs that improve health, wellbeing and equality for people affected by energy poverty? Learn how to develop new innovative health-focused approaches to alleviate energy poverty amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, while promoting energy-efficient behaviours and reducing energy demand in those households. Based on the experiences of cities and their academic and non-profit partners, we also want to hear your own ideas for a massive, EU-wide deployment of solutions by policymakers and city practitioners.

11-11:05             Welcome and intro

11:05-11:20        How unhealthy is energy poverty?

We will discuss what type of health issues are prevalent in our cities and also which ones are caused by energy poverty. We will share concrete examples from cities and affected people.

11:25-11:55 Data mining for energy poverty: how to get health data without ‘exploiting’ vulnerable people?

The work on health and energy poverty remains a real gap. This is also due to the difficulty in getting data. In this part, speakers and participants will share experiences with study interventions in vulnerable households, but also elaborate on how big data will be leveraged to evaluate health factors impacting urban wellbeing.

12:05-12:20 What solutions to alleviating health injustices in our cities?

Let’s put the spotlight on individual, community and macro-political support to provide good health and wellbeing in cities, especially to the weakest members of the population.

12:20-12:25 Q&A with the audience

12:25-12:30 Wrap-up

Register here

If you wish free access: Contact us!

Our Speakers

  • Joao Pedro Gouveia – EPAH Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (and WELLBASED Advisory Board Expert)
  • William Baker– Catapult Energy Systems
  • Merel Stevens (or Amy van Grieken)– Erasmus Medical School
  • Melda Karademir – Edirne City Council (WELLBASED project)
  • Anna Jensen- Senior Researcher ,Aarhus University
  • Fien Vandebeke– Climate and Energy project manager, City of Eeklo
  • Prof Richard Laing– Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Our Moderators

  • Miriam Eisermann– Energy Cities
  • Vassilis Voulgarakis– Vilabs
  • Jaideep Visave– Institute of Advanced Studies, Pavia
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