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Welcome to the European Symposium for
Global perspectives and local identities in healthcare architecture


The evolution of medical practice, technological knowledge and social models lead to questioning the relationship between caring spaces and living spaces within the city and the built environment. The International Academy for Design & Health is part of this transformation and promotes several events for scientific dissemination on the topic.
The 2019 Design & Health European Symposium aims at creating an open multidisciplinary platform to identify the trends and challenges that Hospital Design and Urban Health will have to face in the coming years..
The scope of the conference is to share knowledge with associations, institutions and national and international companies dealing with the built environment and health in order to identify operational and strategic design tools..
The conference is organized in two sessions: Salutogenic Hospital Design and Urban Health, plus a pre-conference session dedicated to international institutions and associations.
The International Academy for Design & Health is a non-profit multidisciplinary association founded in 1997 at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. It is a world leading association and it is run by experts active in research or belonging to the industrial world, promoting the creation of environments capable of supporting health. The European Chapter is proud to host his first Symposium and explore the path to build salutogenic environment and healthy societies We look forward meeting You in Milano!

Scientific Director

Stefano Capolongo