THE FUTURE OF HEALTHY CITIES: THE ROLE OF ACTION RESEARCH IN TRAINING
MARCH 31 FROM 2-5PM; RECEPTION 5-6PM
LOCATION: WURSTER HALL, UC Berkeley Campus
The University of California Berkeley
Institute of Urban and Regional Development
Center for Global Healthy Cities
The 21st century challenges of urban health range from addressing the health impacts of inequitable burdens of neighborhood-based stressors, climate change and displacement of racial, ethnic and other socially and economically marginalized groups. How might urban health research and pedagogy best respond to these complex challenges? What skills, knowledge and professional preparation do practitioners need to be effective in settings ranging from older cities in North America and Europe to rapidly urbanizing areas in Latin America, Africa and Asia? How are universities preparing the next generation of urban health professions to meet the 21st century challenges of healthy and equitable cities?
In this pre-conference workshop, academics, practitioners and activists will come together to discuss innovative strategies to link urban health equity research, action and training.
Examples of university-based healthy city training from North America, Europe, Latin America and Africa will be featured. Facilitated workshop dialogues will focus on training by/for Global south practitioners, South-South collaborations, and south-north academic and professional exchanges.
The pre-conference workshop will address the following questions:
- How can academics & practitioners link action-research to pedagogy within the academy for urban health?
- What skills are needed for urban health practitioners in the global north and south today? Why do we see so few ‘urban health’ training & degree programs at universities around the world?
- What opportunities exist for professional training and what role might ISUH and others play to support the next generation of urban health equity ‘prac-ademics’ (i.e. engaged scholars and professional practitioners)?
- How might current NGOs, governments, foundations, UN agencies and others collaborate to support new training programs (i.e., graduate degree, professional training, etc) that meets the challenges of 21st century urban health equity research and practice?
Professor Jason Corburn, PhD
UC Berkeley School of Public Health & Department of City & Regional Planning
Professor Gerard Salem
University of Paris, Ouest-Nanterre
Lee Riley, MD
UC Berkeley School of Public Health,
Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
Dr. Blaise Nguendo-Yongsi
Professor of Health Geography, IFORD, University of Yaounde II-Soa, Cameroon