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EIT Health launches a Free Course on Health and Urbanization

The course is structured into five modules, each spanning an online week, comprising of video lectures, quizzes, readings, and debates.

A collaborative effort between the University of Copenhagen, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and the University of Coimbra, with support from EIT Health, has resulted in the launch of a free online course. This course aims to delve into the intricate relationship between city development and human health, with a primary goal of fostering sustainable solutions.

The course provides participants with the opportunity to learn from urban planning professionals who offer practical tools and real-world case studies. Spanning five weeks, the course encompasses video lectures, quizzes, readings, and discussions divided into five modules:

  1. How urbanization, health, and urban planning relate.
  2. Ageing and gentrification.
  3. Nature-based solutions.
  4. Innovative solutions.
  5. Innovation and communication.

The program is open to anyone seeking interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of urbanization and health, including citizens, activists, planners, decision-makers, and professionals interested in sustainable urban planning.

The course, offered free of charge, allows participants to delve into the complex dynamics between urban environments and human well-being. By exploring topics such as the impact of urbanization on public health, the challenges of an ageing population, and innovative nature-based solutions, learners gain a comprehensive understanding of sustainable urban development.

EIT Health’s initiative addresses the urgent need for cities to prioritize human health while tackling the challenges of rapid urbanization. By providing accessible and engaging educational resources, the course aims to empower individuals and professionals to contribute to the development of healthier and more sustainable urban environments. 

You can find the full course description here

The project “Improving Digital Empowerment for Active Healthy Living (IDEAHL)” has received funding by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme under GA 101057477

We are here to answer any questions you may have about the IDEAHL project. Reach out to us at the following contacts:
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Scientific and Technical Coordinator:

Ms. Marta Pisano González, Coordination Team
Calle Ciriaco Miguel Vigil, 9, 
33005 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
T. +34 985105500 Ext: 17485

Financial Coordinator
FICYT – Foundation for the Promotion in Asturias of Applied Scientific Research and Technology
Calle Cabo Noval, 11,
33007 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain 
T. +34 985207434

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