Sergio Souza

Urban living, mobility & health – the future of our cities

Join us on the 4th of March for an insightful discussion on the importance of urban planning and architecture in health and mobility with experts and researchers from EPFL, WHO and USP

The Covid-19 pandemic brought to light the social inequalities and exposed frailties in the access to certain fundamental human rights, such as access to health and mobility. The type of housing, sanitation level, mobility, and urban structures play an essential role in people’s individual and collective health. The right to the city, the right to an efficient mobility structure, planned urbanization, and urban equipment improve a population’s quality of life and health.

How can architects and urban planners tackle the global challenges of developing necessary infrastructure and services, especially in more impoverished regions of the world? Which practices can be implemented to improve citizens’ lives? How can technology, innovation, and local communities contribute?

To answer these questions, swissnex Brazil invited Anna Karla Almeida, PhD candidate at EPFL, to moderate a discussion between Vitor Pessoa Colombo, PhD candidate at the EPFL, Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Professor of Geography at the University of São Paulo, and Thiago Hérick de Sá, public health professional at the WHO.

The event will be held on the 4th of March, in Portuguese with simultaneous translation in English. Sign up here.