How to create programs that improve health and eliminate energy poverty – 30 March from 11 to 12:30 CET
This year, WELLBASED is an official host of the Nature of Cities Festival. We are organising together with URBANOME this exciting session exploring what we can do better to tackle energy poverty and health questions in our cities.
What are the challenges and successful approaches to design programs that improve health, wellbeing and equality for people affected by energy poverty? Learn how to develop new innovative health-focused approaches to alleviate energy poverty amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, while promoting energy-efficient behaviours and reducing energy demand in those households. Based on the experiences from cities and their academic and non-profit partners, we also want to hear your own ideas for a massive, EU-wide deployment of solutions by policymakers and city practitioners.
11-11:05 Welcome and intro
11:05-11:25 How unhealthy is energy poverty?
We will discuss what type of health issues are prevalent in our cities and also which ones are caused by energy poverty. We will share concrete examples from cities and affected people.
11:25-11:55 Data mining for energy poverty: how to get health data without ‘exploiting’ vulnerable people?
The work on health and energy poverty remains a real gap. This is also due to the difficulty in getting data. In this part, speakers and participants will share experiences with study interventions in vulnerable households, but also elaborate on how big data will be leveraged to evaluate health factors impacting urban wellbeing.
11:55-12:25 What solutions to alleviating health injustices in our cities?
Let’s put the spotlight on individual, community and macro-political support to provide good health and wellbeing in cities, especially to the weakest members of the population.
Q&A with audience
REGISTER NOW: https://tnocfestival2022.sched.com/event/xsok (for free entrance, please send an email to Miriam: https://energy-cities.eu/staff/m-eisermann/).
- Joao Pedro Gouveia – CENSE, NOVA University of Lisbon; EPAH Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (and WELLBASED Advisory Board Expert)
- William Baker– Catapult Energy Systems
- Merel Stevens– Erasmus Medical School
- Melda Karademir – Edirne City Council (WELLBASED project)
- Anna Jensen – Aarhus University
- Fien Vandebeke– City of Eeklo/Belgium (POWERUp project)
- Morten Rask Madsen – Gladsaxe Kommune/ Denmark (EUPolis Project)
- Prof Richard Laing– Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
- Miriam Eisermann– Energy Cities
- Vassilis Voulgarakis– Vilabs
- Jaideep Visave– Institute of Advanced Studies, Pavia
The Nature of Cities festival is an online event that will take place from 29 to 31 March 2022 across different regional time zones and in different languages. Through transdisciplinary dialogues, workshops and arts, the festival wants to discuss possible solutions to imagine and create cities that are better for people and nature alike.