The Conference aims to activate synergic dialogues among disciplinary research fields and actions domains towards urban visions challenges rooting on resilience and adaptive experiences promoted from academia, experts, third sector and communities.
The One Health conceptual framework and the possible contribution from the One Health approach in the urban resilience capacities enhancement will be the core of the congress dialogues.
The conference wiill be held virtually through an online conference platform of ResilienceLAb.
The initiative it’s going to be submitted to the framework of All4Climate.
As defined by One Health Commission, “One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment“.
As well, in 2015 the Rockefeller Foundation and The Lancet define Planetary Health referring to “the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends“.
The One Health emphasizes that the health of humans and all living beings are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they live.
The One Health concept fosters a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach – working at local, regional, national, and global levels – to achieve optimal health and well-being outcomes recognizing the interconnections between people, animals, plants and their shared environment.
One Health, as well as the Planetary Health concept, are rooted in the profound interdependence of human and natural systems: there is a significant overlap between planetary health and traditional environmental health; both examine the relationship between human health and conditions and exposures originating outside the body, be they extreme temperatures, chemicals and biological agents, vector-borne diseases, or any other potential factors.
Cities find themselves at the interface of many scales of engagement, activity, policy making and intervention when it comes to dealing with the causes, treatment, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concept of One Health can be indeed a driving framework to for cities on post-pandemic scenarios.
Particularly the One Health approach helps to think and design ways to explore the cross-influence between health and environment, by the application of environmental analysis, monitoring and protection.
“We can only prevent future pandemics with an integrated One Health approach to public health, animal health and the environment we share.”
The REsilienceLAB developed several projects and scientific/academic dialogues on urban resilience, focusing on creative diversity as fundamental property in resilience capacities improvement. The Conference aims to activate dialogues and debate among contributions proposing experiences, researches and conceptual reframing able to investigate the interdependencies among urban resilience and One Health approach to share perspective for renovated urban vision.
The REsilienceLAB launches a Call for Abstracts for the UROH conference.
The call for abstract is open to collect contributions proposal engaged in the Conference debate and dialogue.
The Conference will explore the different interdependencies and urban vision domains, articulating the dialogues in three main thematic sessions:
Domain 1: interdependence of human and natural systems: exploring research, knowledge and experiences exploring existing interdependence and strategic alliances based on scientific knowledge and good practices. This session includes possible advancements in environmental analysis, monitoring and protection in assuming the concept of OneHealth (particularly concerning data, the One Health approach helps to think and design ways to explore the cross-influence between health and environment).
Researches domains and sub-tracks focuses on :
Domain 2: Urban ecosystem and One health: exploring the contribution to Human Health and urban resilience from the green infrastructures and renovated approach to urban green approached as core multifunctional infrastructure for our common future. a specific focus will be oriented to the preparedness of urban system for shocks and stress
Researches domains and sub-tracks focuses on :
Domain 3: One health and urban resilience hybridization: exploring the possible integration among two core approaches. The aim is to highlight the synergies’ perspectives from a conceptual (or theoretical) level, governance domain (policies and tools for plan and urban design), to operational and practical level (intervention, practices acted).
Researches domains and sub-tracks focus:
Interested presenters should submit an abstract of at least 300 words but not exceeding 500 words, in English, by 17 July
A scientific on-line publication (that will be available as open-source) will be published by REsilienceLAB.
Interested author can submit full-papers that can be selected and published after a double-blinded peer review procedure.
The double-blinded peer review procedure will be managed by the editorial board of REsilienceLAB with the support of the advise of the scientific committee of the UROH International Conference and the REsilienceLAB scientific committee.
Students are invited to submit their contribution and proposal for the conference.
A dedicated space will be dedicated to students and the selected contributions can participate
to the student competition. For each domain a selected student contribution will participate to the main session an would run for the scientific publication.
May 31 – Call open for submission (abstract /Full Paper)
July 17 – Deadline Abstract Submission
July 30 – communication of acceptance
August 27 – Full Paper Submission
Elena Germana Mussinelli
Research Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Well-Being , San Raffaele Hospital
Euro-mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
end-use Efficiency Research Group, Politecnico di Milano, eERG-PoliMI
Health Care Without Harm – Europe
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