Healthy Urban Systems – MOOC – workshop 2-4 September 2020

Healthy Urban Systems – Curriculum MOOC–

Meeting Agenda – 2 to 4 September 2020

Online Workshop – ZOOM meeting – hours in Central European Time


The ZOOM link: https://unil.zoom.us/j/6634798557
ID meeting : 663 479 8557
No password

Wednesday September 2nd 2020

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Welcome and context

    • Welcome by host and technical instructions
    • The Urban Health and Wellbeing: a Systems Approach Programme – Franz Gatzweiler
    • MOOC General framework presentation: the 6 modules – Celine Rozenblat

Feedback and Discussion

 3:45 PM- 4:45 PM

Module 1: A multidisciplinary framework for urban systems health

Objectives of learning:

– Awareness of the importance of the complex approach of the urban health

– Multidisciplinary knowledge of the background of urban health and complex system

Content:

    1. Link between planetary health ecosystem and urbanization
    2. Issues of the multi-disciplinary approach of urban health and well-being as a complex system
    3. Various domains involved in urban systems and health and well-being and inter-disciplinary approaches

Short presentations for discussing the objectives and specifying the content:

José Lobo, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona, USA)
Integrating Well-Being and Human Health into Urban Science

Thiago Herick de Sa, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health (ECH), World Health Organization (WHO)
Integrating health into urban environments and sectorial policies: health as an input, health as an outcome?

Marie-Valentine Florin, EPFL – International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)
Dealing with the challenge of evidence-based decision-making in situations of uncertainty and emergency

Marc Gordon, Head, Global Risk Analysis and Reporting Unit, GAR Coordinating Lead Author, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Geneva CH
From the planet to the city, the imperative for transdisciplinary, systems-based approaches in global to local efforts to deal with systemic risks

Ibtihal Y. El-Bastawissi, Dean Faculty of Architecture, Beirut Arab University LB
Re-conceptualizing Urban health in developing countries: BAU Urban Lab as a Model for systems approach

Feedback and Discussion

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Module 2: Observing urban systems health / Measuring Factors

Objectives of learning:

– Delineations of cities / systems of cities

– Giving concrete indicators and factors

– Developing critical approach on indicators and factors

Content:

    1. Diagnostics and benchmarks: indicators
    2. Factors of influence
    3. Case studies

Short presentations for discussing the objectives and specifying the content:

Wei-Qiang Chen, Prof. Inst. of Urban Environment, CAS, Xiamen CN
From Growth to Health: China’s Achievements and Challenges in Urbanization

Luis BettencourtInaugural Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Professor Ecology and Evolution and the College, Associate Faculty, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
Measuring human development in cities: neighborhood features and correlates

Stephane Joost, Prof. Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, LASIG, EPFL) and GIRAPH Lab (Geneva University Hospitals, UEP, HUG), Lausanne, CH
High spatiotemporal resolution spatial monitoring of COVID-19 cases in Geneva, Switzerland

Céline Rozenblat. Institute of Geography and Sustainability – University of Lausanne CH
Multiple delineations of cities: How to find the “right” contours for studies and for policies in specific cities?

Dr Simon HodsonExecutive Director of the ISC – CODATA committee
FAIR Data for Healthy Urban Systems

 

Feedback and Discussion

6:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Synthesis and discussion on the modules 1 and 2: organization / Content / Exercises

with Jeff van de Poël, specialist of MOOCs

Thursday September 3rd 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Module 3: Conceptual and theoretical frameworks to conceive models of urban systems health

Objectives of learning:

– Define general/specific theoretical frameworks

– Explaining difference between scales and levels for cities

– Defining relevant scales and levels and their properties

Content:

    1. Theoretical frameworks
    2. Definition of scales and levels
    3. Contagion / diffusion
    4. Dynamics
    5. Examples

Short presentations for discussing the objectives and specifying the content:

Franz Gatzweiler, International Science Council’s programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing: a Systems Approach
Types of methods across epistemological stances

Saroj Jayasinghe, Chair Professor of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities, University of Colombo.
Urban Systems in H and W: A view from the health sector

Juval Portugali – Tel Aviv University center for cities and urbanism, and ESLab, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University
Hermann Haken – Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stuttgart University
A synergetic cities’ view on cities in time of corona

Luis BettencourtInaugural Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Professor Ecology and Evolution and the College, Associate Faculty, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
Health development processes in cities: theory of longitudinal accumulation and main implications.

Céline Rozenblat, Institute of Geography and Sustainability – University of Lausanne CH
Disentangling scales and levels: for a more complete vision of cities’ systems

José Lobo, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona, USA)
Urban Sustainability in a COVID-19 World

Feedback and Discussion

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Module 5: Scenarios Design for Adaptive urban systems health

Objectives of learning:

– Learning stages in the elaboration of scenario

– Understanding problems at each stage

Content:

    1. Scenarios elaboration methods
    2. Scenarios testing
    3. Examples

Short presentations for discussing the objectives and specifying the content:

Rachel Cooper, Prof. Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University GB (ImaginationLancaster)
Designing the environment for health and well being

Marianna Cavada, Lecturer in Urban Design Policy, at Lancaster University GB
Scenario building for the smart agenda

Jason Thompson, PhD(Medicine), M.Psych, BSc(Hons)Transport, Health and Urban Design (THUD) Research Hub Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia
New tools for breeding optimal health, social and urban policies

Feedback and Discussion

5:30 PM– 6:30 PM

Synthesis and discussion on the modules 3 and 5: organization / Content / Exercises

with Jeff van de Poël, specialist of MOOCs

Friday September 4th 2020

3:00 PM– 4:00 PM

Module 4: Tools for modeling urban systems health

Objectives of learning:

– Understanding micro behavior interacting with meso and macro structures

– Knowing the main theories about micro-behaviors and meso-macro factors

– Defining relevant individual rules and influencing factors

Content:

      1. Agent based models, Biocybernetic Sensitivity Models, integrated models
      2. System based evaluation of infrastructure projects
      3. Examples

Short presentations for discussing the objectives and specifying the content:

Leandro Garcia, Lecturer in Complexity Science in Public Health, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Developing dynamic conceptual models of health behaviours and their meso-macro determinants for agent-based models

Stephen Passmore, CEO Resilience Brokers, London, GB
Developing an integrated model to support urban systems health and wellbeing decision making

Jason Thompson, PhD(Medicine), M.Psych, BSc(Hons)Transport, Health and Urban Design (THUD) Research Hub Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Applications of computational social science and computer vision methods for understanding cities and urban systems.

Gabriele Harrer-Puchner, System Logics T.T. St. Gallen CH, CEO, Expert System Modeling & Tools, Associated member of mobil.LAB doctoral research group @Chair of Urban Structure and Transportation, Technical University Munich, DE
New Ways towards Healthy Urban Systems through Participatory Sensitivity Modelling

Feedback and Discussion

4:00 PM– 5:00 PM

Module 6: Policies and governance for prevention and resilience of urban systems health

Objectives of learning:

– Considering multi-dimensions in policy design

– Defining multi-scale policies

– Coordinating policies

Content:

    1. Strategies, decision making at city level / system of cities level
    2. scaling up / scaling down
    3. multi-level governance
    4. Examples:

100 resilience cities (Rockefeller foundation)

National/urban case studies

Short presentations for discussing the objectives and specifying the content:

Rachel Cooper, Prof. Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University GB (ImaginationLancaster);
Marianna Cavada,
Lecturer in Urban Design Policy, at Lancaster University GB
Truly smart cities for health policy

Jo Ivey Boufford, Clinical Professor of Global Health, NYU School of Global Public Health, immediate past president of the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH), US
Urban Governance: a Health in All Policies Approach.

Jason Corburn, Prof. School of Public Health & Department of City & Regional Planning University of California – Berkeley, USA
Citizen Science, Health Equity & Urban Systems

Nathalie Roebbel, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health (ECH)World Health Organization (WHO)
The Urban Health Initiative model process: local action for global change.

Jieling Liu, PhD candidate in the interdisciplinary Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies – Universidade de Lisboa PT
An institutional perspective on governing urban health systems as commons: balancing the use of regulatory, economic instruments and beyond

Antonio Novo, CEO IDIA Aragon Cluster – President European Clusters Alliance
Clusters supporting Health & well-being policies 

Feedback and Discussion

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Synthesis and discussion on the whole MOOC: Defining the methodology for the next stages.

Coordination and division of labor, future agenda, working groups to write the 6 modules.

Other attendees:

Dr. Stéphane Luyet, Research center ASSURA-Insurance company, Lausanne CH