Uppsala Health Summit "Healthy Urban Childhoods"

Uppsala Health Summit is an international arena where delegates participate in solution-oriented dialogues in workshops, inspired by keynote presentations and debates in plenary sessions. Delegates come from different sectors and countries, and bring a diverse set of competencies to the tables, which creates the best conditions for enriching conversations and opportunities for establishing useful new relations.Uppsala Health Summit goal is to bring together different perspectives to address identified challenges and dilemmas in order to improve utilization of advancements in science and innovations for better health globally. One month prior to the Summit, all delegates receive the Pre-Conference Report. This document summarise the state-of-the-art research on the topics that the workshops will elaborate on. About 200 delegates attend the Summit at Uppsala Castle. Delegates are personally invited, to ensure a broad multi-sectorial and international group that are well acquainted with the challenges and obstacles and ready to discuss solutions. The Summit gathers representatives from academic research, industry, civil society, politics, healthcare and public sector.
Uppsala Health Summit is run as a collaborative effort between Swedish public and not-for-profit partners, well anchored in national and international health and healthcare challenges. The collaboration is led by Uppsala University. A successful Summit is a meeting where not only new solutions have been drafted, but where also new alliances and collaborations have been formed.

Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic countries, with a living cultural environment and fantastic student life. There are 40,000 students here, and they are seen, heard, and noticed everywhere. World-class research and high quality education pursued here benefit society and business on a global level. The University is characterized by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and limitless educational offerings at undergraduate and master levels. SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences. SLU’s knowledge is an important component in many things that people take for granted. Whether it is the food we eat, or the animals we either husband on our farms or love as pets, or the forests that we wander in - all are subjects of SLU’s attention.Research and education at our university spans the range from genes and molecules to biological diversity, animal health, sustainable forestry and food supply – and all in a healthy environment. We are also concerned with global phenomena such as the global warming. A comprehensive view, interdisciplinary studies and applicability are the ethos of SLU’s research and education, and in our contacts with industry and society. The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, is Sweden's foremost knowledge center for sports, physical activity and health. GIH conducts advanced research in the sports field; often in close collaboration with the sports movement, schools, society at large as well as with other prominent universities in Sweden and abroad.

In addition, GIH is responsible for training of teachers in sports and health, sports trainers and managers and health educators. Region Uppsala helps everyone in the county to stay healthy and feel good. We offer equal and gender neutral health and medical care, characterized by high quality and sensitive consideration, where people can get help when they need it, and where the money is used to best advantage. Our collaboration with Uppsala University gives us fast track access to new knowledge that can be rapidly put to good use in the care we offer. We also create the right conditions for a good life in the county, thanks to public transport, a rich cultural life and sustainable regional development. Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala University Hospital, is Sweden's oldest university hospital. The first department was established as early as 1708. The University Hospital has several different roles – county hospital, specialist hospital, training hospital and research hospital.

Uppsala Monitoring Centre is dedicated to helping achieve safer use of medicines for patients everywhere, through the science known as pharmacovigilance. UMC is an independent, non-profit foundation, a centre for international scientific research, based in Sweden and closely associated with WHO. The aim is to help make the world a better place for patients and their communities.

The Medical Products Agency (MPA) is the Swedish national authority responsible for regulation and surveillance of the development, manufacturing and marketing of drugs and other medicinal products. Our task is to ensure that both the individual patient and healthcare professionals have access to safe and effective medicinal products and that these are used in a rational and cost-effective manner.

The National Veterinary Institute, SVA, is a Swedish national authority that strives for good animal and human health, a good environment and sustainable food production.The most important role of the National Veterinary Institute, is to align the activities towards contagious and other serious infectious diseases of animals that imply a threat to supplies of animal foodstuffs, that lead to losses for the production of animals, that concern pets, or involve diseases that can be transferred to humans, i.e., zoonoses.

The city of Uppsala is Sweden's fourth largest municipality. Perhaps best known for its 15th century university, the city also offers visitors beautiful surroundings, a lively cultural scene and a rapidly expanding business sector. Companies in Uppsala are world leading in areas such as ICT and life science.The city is located 70 kilometers north of Stockholm in the province of Uppland. The resident population is just over 200.000.

Name of Organization: Uppsala University

Partner organizations:

  • The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Uppsala County Council
  • The City of Uppsala
  • The Swedish Medical Products Agency
  • The National Veterinary Institute
  • Uppsala Monitoring Centre
  • The network World Class Uppsala.​

Programme:

Monday 7 October

17:30 - 18:30 Welcome reception hosted by Uppsala Municipality

Address: Stationsgatan 12, Uppsala

Tuesday 8 October
08:00 Registration opens at Uppsala Castle (entrance from courtyard)

08:50 Performance by Uppsala Dance Academy while delegates take their seats

9:00 Uppsala Health Summit Opening
Welcome Address: Uppsala University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Anders Malmberg, Chairman of Uppsala Health Summit Steering Committee
Opening Remarks by H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden

09:30 Plenary Session 1. Time to deliver on children’s mental and physical health
The aim of this session is to achieve a common understanding for the global urbanization, the associated risks to children's health and development, and the changing nature of urban childhoods.
Dr Graham Alabaster, Chief, Waste Management and Sanitation, UN HABITAT Protecting future generations: An urban future that cares for health
Dr Fiona Bull, Program Manager, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organisation, Active Cities, Active Children
Jens Aerts, Urban planning specialist, UNICEF

10:45 Coffee break

11:30 Workshops in parallel
A. ECHO-Zones in practice: How to deliver evidence - Room: Vasasalen
B. Listen to the kids! - Room: Galleriet
C. Supporting children's mobility in complex urban contexts - Room: Johan III
D. City gardening and farms for learning and well-being - Room: Riksalen
E. Nature play enhanced with digital elements - Room: Plantskolan, Segerstedhuset

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshops in parallel continue

15:30 Coffee break

16:15 Plenary Session 2. From knowledge and vision to implementation

How to gain traction for policies supporting healthy urban childhoods
Dr Tim Gill, Independent scholar, advocate and consultant on childhood: Child-friendly Urban Planning and Design, Insights from 12 Cities
Roger Madelin, CBE, Joint Head of Canada Water Development, British Land: Make the kids happy, make more money
Dr Sudeshna Chatterjee, CEO, Action for Children's Environments, (ACE) India: Designing Cities for Children in the Majority World

17:30 End of programme

19:00 Dinner at Norrland's Nation, one of Uppsala's renowned student clubs

Address: Västra Ågatan 14, Uppsala


Wednesday 9 October
09:00 Plenary Session 3: Towards a balanced risk perception on childhood and adolescence
Dr Mariana Brussoni, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Outdoor play and risk is essential for healthy child development.
Henry Mathias, NCS Strategic Lead of Care Inspectorate, Scotland. ‘Better a broken bone than a broken spirit!' How new standards of regulation of early learning and childcare changed children's experience of outdoor play

10:00 Coffee break

10:45 Workshops in parallel
F. Measuring segregation and child health - Room: Riksalen
G. Social inclusion and empowerment in urban planning - Room: Johan III
H. Indicators for children’s built environments - Room: Vasasalen
I. Industry-academy collaborations for healthy brain functions through physical activity- Room: Galleriet

12:15 Lunch
13:15 Workshops continue

14:45 Coffee break


15:15 Plenary Session 4: Conclusions from workshops and take home messages

16:15 Uppsala Health Summit 2019 closes

Estimated number of participants: 200

Activity documents:

Events Around the World

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Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Foro donde los coordinadores de las mesas de Ciudad y Territorio, Espacio Público, Equipamiento Urbano, Movilidad y Vivienda, del Ãrea de Infraestructura del Pl

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Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Presentacion de propuestas del Plan PaIs en las Areas de Vivienda, Espacio Publico,

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United States of America

The summit is a discussion around topics such as affordable housing policies, community inclusion and how to transform our lives through innovative urban design.

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Myanmar

World Habitat Day 2019 was celebrated at Hlaing Thar Yar, a township that houses 181 informal settlements out of 423 that Yangon has.

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Lebanon

The Urban Symposium will be held on 31 October 2019 to observe World Cities Day of this year entitled Changing the World: Innovations and a Better Life for Futur

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Ethiopia

Celebration of the Urban October in Ethiopia

Concept Note


1. Introduction

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United States of America

Kicking off Archtober activities, the NYC Mayor's Office and Building Energy Exchange held a meeting to discuss the new Local Laws 92 and 94, which require all n

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Guinea Bissau

On October 7, in celebration of the World Habitat Day, the UN-Habitat Office in Guinea-Bissau in partnership with IP9 Institute hosted the “Urban Cinema” event.

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Pakistan

Activity was divided into 5 parts:
1. Discussion about Use of Plastic bags 
2. Role of Children to Make Environment Better

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India

The basic aim of this event is to diminish cultural hatred related issue, and for achieving the solution of this issue we developed a unique & scientific theory which is practical and result or

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Spain

Se llevarán materiales de difusion (principalmente digitales o impresos en material reciclado) para compartir de iniciativas y experiencias mexicanas de interés para la implementación local de l

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United States of America

It may be time for urbanists to call this era of the megadevelopment.

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United States of America

This one of a kind annual conference brings together building industry thought leaders, future architects, and shining stars of the design, real estate, planning and construction industries under o

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United States of America

This unique circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan will explore green infrastructure designed to both restore the health and productivity of the region’s marine ecology and to create resilie

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United States of America

Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit of architecture and design, will launch its 2019/2020 season during Archtober.

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United States of America

This book evaluates the impact of 20 years of urban policies in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.

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United States of America

Symposium on Women and Children/Girls Experiencing Homelessness/Displacement

Name of Organization: UNANIMA International

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United States of America

Affiliated with UN Habitat and the United Nations, the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU) assists in implementing the New Urban Agenda, the UN’s declaration on sustainable cities and U

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United States of America

Current construction practices lead to buildings with short lifespans made from products that contain a range of toxic chemicals, whose toxic afterlives can span millennia, that pollute our homes a

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Spain

WORKSHOP
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

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Spain

To provide a general overview of the new scenario emerging of urban issues in Spanish city policy making associated with the forthcoming European programming period 2021-2027

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United States of America

Rahul Mehrota will be joined in conversation with Filiep Decorte, followed by a response from guest provocateur Deen Sharp.

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United States of America

Discussion Topics:
ï‚· UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-2023
ï‚· U.S. Government Priorities for Global Urban Policy and UN-Habitat

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United States of America

Across the world cities are trying to tackle the increasing health impacts from air pollution an urban heat island effect.

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Kenya

It is an event that uses hip hop as a curriculum of rhythm to describe spaces that the community would like to live in. Hip Hop Architecture is created by the community for the community.

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United States of America

Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past and present transit hubs of lower Manhattan.

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India

Mr.Rakesh Kumar Lecture of Geography was addressed on Habits of world.Mr. R. Kumar told about how to protect animals and trees to school students..

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Philippines

In line with this year's theme for World Migratory Bird Day (Protect Birds:  Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution), the EAAFP theme for 2019-2020 (Flyways – Connecting People and Migratory Waterb

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India

Fabulous start to 150th Gandhi Jayanti in Delhi this morning doing plastic waste shramdaan with the energetic and inspiring Leaders, Rovers and Rangers of #BSG and WWF-india team !

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Colombia

Hay historias que merecen ser contadas más de una vez, y es por esa razón que queremos invitarlos al re-lanzamiento de este documental donde de la mano de grandes actores en el barrio Moravia rec

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Philippines

Location: Pasig City, Philippines

Date: October 7, 2019

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Costa Rica

This 23rd and 24th of October, the Center for Urban Sustainability and Low Carbon City are pleased to invite you to the fourth Low Carbon City World Forum.

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Cameroon

The Ministry of Housing and Development with the support of UN-Habitat will be celebrating World Habitat Day Week.

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Sweden

Swedish Union of Tenants are inviting to celebration of Habitat Day.
The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.since 1985.

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Nepal

The Swayambhu World Heritage Site sits atop a hill which means that years of improper waste management has weakened the hill’s soil structure and made it susceptible to erosion.

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Kazakhstan

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan will be organizing the 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on 9-12 October 2019, under t

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Spain

World Cities Day will be hosted in conjunction with a science program organised by the City Council of Barcelona, that focuses on educating and promoting scientific innovation and sharing the of kn

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Kenya

Plogging on 12th October in a selected street in Nairobi's CBD. Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp).

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Spain

Any person or group may participate in Entreplanos3, since no specialized training in architecture, urban planning or audiovisual is required, and only a 2-minute video recorded with the mobile pho

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Philippines

City: Manila and Angeles City

Type of Activity: Dialogue / Design Exchange

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Mexico

In many countries around the world informal waste pickers are part of the collection and recycling chain of waste.

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Mexico

More than 80% of the world’s economic activities are concentrated in urban areas, making cities, by far the

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Japan

Urban October in Fukuoka started on 1 October with the exhibition at Fukuoka Prefecture Lobby.

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India

WHD celebration with the attendance of Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs.

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Thailand

WHD celebration with the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister on 10 October 2019

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Bangladesh

WHD celebration with the attendance of President of Bangladesh;

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Pakistan

WHD will be celebrated under the leadership of Ministry of Climate Change and Islamabad’s Argentina Park as a model park under Clean and Green Pakistan Movement which will be declared b

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Chile

EN EL MARCO DE LA XXI BIENAL DE ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO DE CHILE - 2019, QUE SE REALIZARÁ EN EL PAÍS DURANTE EL MES DE OCTUBRE, EL COMITÉ DE DESARROLLO URBANO Y TERRITORIAL (CDUT) DEL COLEGIO DE A

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Switzerland

Events during the UNECE Sustainable Cities Week 2019 will discuss progress and challenges related to the implementation of recent international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable De

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China

Urbanization processes shape large areas of the world, while the revitalization of rural regions has been neglected for a long time.

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Kenya

The Bike Train was launched in Nairobi on 22 March 2019. Since then, monthly bike trains were organised towards the United Nations campus in Nairobi.

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Sweden

Uppsala Health Summit is an international arena where delegates participate in solution-oriented dialogues in workshops, inspired by keynote presentations and debates in plenary sessions.

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India

Telengana Regional Chapter of Institute of Town Planners, India is releasing the poster and distribution to governmental and non-governmental organizations across the Nation.

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United Arab Emirates

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates Hosts the Third Arab Forum for H

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Kenya

Kenya’s Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development and the C

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Rwanda

Africa’s greatest resource is arguably its nearly 420 million youth. Yet, this tremendous asset is relatively untapped.

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Spain

We propose to do an activity in which to put all the creativity of the children and their families at the service of the rehabilitation and we will use to celebrate two major events: Commemoration

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Botswana

Botswana joins the international community in celebrating World Habitat Day.

Name of Organization: Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing Development

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Spain

The event is oriented to explore the trends of the habitat sector and share our experience to contribute to the progress of the companies and organizations that integrate.

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Canada

Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international conference that addresses building cities in balance with nature.

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Switzerland

World Habitat Day on 7 October is a moment to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

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Philippines

Trash Talk is an avenue to stir up conversations on waste management issues in the Philippines.

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Russian Federation

The United Nations General Assembly designated every 31st October as World Cities Day (WCD).

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Mexico

World Habitat Day, observed on the first Monday of October each year, supports UN-Habitat’s mission towards transformative change in cities and human settlements – to leave no one and no place behi