Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Newham Fabians - Active Design: Building Healthier Cities (Thursday 3 Feb)

I have just signed up for this event here (open to all)

How can we design a healthier, active built environment?

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us,” said Sir Winston Churchill in his speech to the meeting in the House of Lords, October 28, 1943.

A University of Cambridge study found that about 676,000 deaths in Europe each year were down to inactivity and eliminating inactivity in Europe would cut mortality rates by nearly 7.5%.

People have the power to design our built environment. But how we design our homes and cities can also have power over us, from our health to how we socialise.

How can we design a healthier, active built environment?

Come join us as we find out!

On Thursday the 3rd of February Newham Fabians will be joined by:
  1. Kris Sangani, London Cycling Campaign Trustee and former coordinator for Redbridge LCC,
  2. Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest Council, and
  3. Prof Catherine Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture.

This event is free to attend.

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