Beyond Re-Naturing Cities: Integrating Social Justice and Health Equity in Urban Greening

An international symposium focusing on the inclusivity and equity considerations around the planning and implementation of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in cities will take place in Barcelona on 13 December 2018. The symposium is an official side event of the 11th International Forum on Urbanism (IFOU) Congress 2018: Reframing urban resilience implementation: Aligning sustainability and resilience.

International researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SE), Humboldt University Berlin (DE), University of Lodz (PL), The New School (US) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ES) will discuss issues of access to green facilities and the equitable distribution of their health benefits in urban set-ups. Symposium will be formally opened by the City of Barcelona.

The event is co-organised by the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ) at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Hospital del Mar Medical Institute (IMIM) within the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ENT Environment & Management, SomNatura, XCT, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and IUCN with contributions by the European projects ENABLE, NATURVATION and GreenLulus.

This event is free of charge to congress participants, practitioners and researchers working on greening cities and the wider public. 

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