Effects of the built environment on social networks and mental wellbeing
1:00 pm, 13 June 2017
422 Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
A seminar funded by UCL Grand Challenges and British Council Newton Fund to discuss the effects of the changing urban built environment, on social networks, community and mental wellbeing, with cross-disciplinary and international perspectives (Brazil).
This event should be relevant to academics, practitioners, policy makers as well as the general public.
An outline of the programme is given below. Running order may change.
13th June 2017
Lunch served at 1pm.
Dr Jenny Mindell, Reader, Epidemiology and Public Health
Welcome & Chair
Vicarious vertigo: The emotional experience of height in the science fiction city
Dr Linda Ng Fat & Dr Leandro Garcia
Introduction to COHESION
Professor Laura Vaughan, Professor, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
The spatial configuration of housing and community 2.30-2.45
Dr Paula Barros, Adjunct Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Influence of physical design on social interaction in densely populated urban centres
Dr James Kirkbride, Reader, Division of Psychiatry, UCL
Mind over matter: does the built environment affect mental health?
Dr Richard Nunes, Lecturer, Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading
Subjectivity: opening new dialogues about environmental change and mental health research
Dr Pedro Morais, Adjunct professor, Uni-BH, Brazil
The different meanings of mid-20th century high-rise dense housing across continents
Ankita Dwivedi,, Senior Associate, Gensler
Hearing from Trade: Workplace design and psychological wellbeing
Discussion, Networking, END.