Call for speakers

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 19th November 2018


Salutogenic Hospital Design & Urban Health

The call for speakers is open to researchers and practictioners active in the field of healthcare design, planning, construction and management and in public health, real estate and built environment. The objective is to collect the most recent and innovative experimentations, researches and applications that aim at unfolding the relationship between health and built environment in terms of health promotion and prevention in urban areas, hospital facilities and social and economic policies. The abstracts will be evaluated by a Multidisciplinary Scientific Board of experts and the authors will have the possibility of exhibit their work at the European Symposium Design & Health in Europe: global perspectives and local identities in healthcare that will be held at Politecnico di Milano from 28th to 31st of March 2019 in form of poster session or oral presentation. The challeng is to collect original and innovative piece of work related to the two main areas: Hospital dEsign and Urban Health. Among the different topics, authors are asked to focus on:
  1. Tradition and innovation in Healthcare Architecture: future trends and current debates
i.e. Salutogenic Design, Flexibility in Architecture, Sustainability
  1. Organizational and Spatial qualities for healthcare planning, delivery and management
i.e. Working spaces, Indoor Air Quality, Evidence-based Design
  1. Sustainable strategies for environmental, technological and societal development in urban areas
i.e. Ageing Society, Mental Health, Urban sustainability, Healthy Design Strategies
  1. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in cities: innovative tools, strategies and methods
i.e. Walkability, Design for All, Healing gardens Register at and upload your abstract following the attached format The abstract shall be 100 words max (excluding references)and shall include the following sections:
  • Background
  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • Findings
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography (max 5 references)
IMPORTANT DATES The selected authors oral presentation will be contacted with specific instructions about how to proceed to the subscription.
15th September 2018 Launch call for speakers
19th November2018 Deadline abstract submission
1st December 2018 Feedback abstract
15th December 2018 Close early-bird registration
1st February 2019 Close speaker registration
28th-31st of March 2019 DESIGN & HEALTH European Symposium

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