Launch of the Health in Urban Environments Event Series

Posted on 11 January 2019

January marks the beginning of the University of York ‘Health in Urban Environments Event Series'.

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The York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), Stockholm Environment Institute at York (SEI-Y), Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC), Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) and several Research Champions are joining forces to host an event series to explore urban living-related research and innovation at the University of York.

Through a series of workshops, lunchtime seminars, full day events and discussion sessions, we will gain insight into the historical development of the world’s cities and the social and environmental consequences of urbanisation.

By bringing together the social, physical and life sciences we will be able to explore this topic from many angles and celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of research at the University of York. The series, which will begin in January and conclude in June in alignment with Clean Air Day, will be open to researchers, staff and students at the University of York.

Below is a summary of the events in the series. Please note that more details will be added over time. Click here to find out more and register for an event on the YESI website.


EVENTS

May

Mental health in urban environments

Hosts: YESI and Research Theme Champion for Health and Wellbeing

Date: 2nd May 2019, 9:30-12:30

Location: Treehouse, Berrick Saul building, University of York

Audience: Researchers at York, staff and students

During this event researchers at the University of York will discuss their research around mental health in urban environments.


 

June

Preparing for Clean Air Day

Hosts: YESI and WACL

Date/Time: 13th June 2019

Location: TBC

Audience: Open to the public, staff and students at the University of York

This event will consist of a series of talks exploring research at the University of York into air pollution. This will be followed by interactive sessions, allowing the audience to ask the researchers their burning questions and gain ideas about what they can do for Clean Air day on the 20th June 2019.

 

Past Events

January

The history of pollution in York

Host: YESI and Research Theme Champion for Culture and Communication

Date/Time: 15th Jan 2019, 13:00-16:00

Location: K/G/07 King’s Manor

Audience: Invitation only

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from social, physical and life sciences to explore a potential research project into the the history of pollution in York.

 

Lunchtime Seminar: Exploring transport in an African city context

Host: SEI-Y

Date/Time: 22nd Jan 2019, 12:00-14:00

Location: TBC

Audience: Researchers at York, staff and students

During this lunchtime seminar, Amanda Ngabirano an urban planner and lecturer from Makere University, Kampala, Uganda, will discuss her relentless efforts to encourage the need to plan for riding bicycles as a mode of transport in Uganda’s capital Kampala.

 

March

Lunchtime seminar: Global pollution in urban environments

Hosts: YESI and SEI-Y

Date: 27th March 2019, 12:00-13:30

Location: ENV/105, Environment Building

Audience: Researchers at York, staff and students

During this lunchtime seminar, researchers at the University of York will discuss their research into global pollution in urban environments. Confirmed speakers include Dr Chris Malley from the Stockholm Environment Institute and Prof James Lee from the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL).


 

April

Religious spaces

Hosts: IGDC and SEI-Y

Date/Time: 11th April 2019, 12:00-13:30

Location: TBC (YH/110?)

Audience: Researchers at York, staff and students

During this event researchers at the University of York will discuss their research into religious spaces. Confirmed speakers include Gareth Millington (Sociology) and Steve Cinderby (SEI-Y).