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Effects of the built environment on social networks and mental wellbeing

1:00 pm, 13 June 2017

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Location

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.

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An outline of the programme is given below. Running order may change.

13th June 2017

Lunch served at 1pm.

1.30-1.35

Dr Jenny Mindell, Reader, Epidemiology and Public Health

Welcome & Chair

1.35-1.50

Amy butt

Vicarious vertigo: The emotional experience of height in the science fiction city

1.50-2.05

Dr Linda Ng Fat & Dr Leandro Garcia

Introduction to COHESION

2.05-2.30

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

2.45-2.55

Discussion

2.55-3.20

Refreshment break

3.20-3.40

Dr James Kirkbride, Reader, Division of Psychiatry, UCL

Mind over matter: does the built environment affect mental health?

3.40-3.55

Dr Richard Nunes, Lecturer, Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading

Subjectivity: opening new dialogues about environmental change and mental health research

3.55-4.05

Discussion

4.05-4.20

Dr Pedro Morais, Adjunct professor, Uni-BH, Brazil

The different meanings of mid-20th century high-rise dense housing across continents

4.20-4.40

Ankita Dwivedi,, Senior Associate, Gensler

Hearing from Trade: Workplace design and psychological wellbeing

4.40-5.00

Discussion, Networking, END.