Housing for Health round table London 2012

Tuesday Aug 21, 2012 09:00AM - 05:00PM

A World Habitat Award winner in 2011,  Healthabitat, with the support of the Building and Social Housing Foundation, will be present for a round table discussion about the principles and methods used in the Housing for Health program. It is hoped the day can link work being done in the UK and Australia and principles and methods shared and discussed with practitioners in the health, housing and environmental health areas. 

The program originated in 1985 in Australia and since 1999 alone has improved over 7,500 houses for over 45,000 Indigenous Australians in urban, suburban, rural and remote locations. The same principles have now been used in the USA and Nepal.

The round table session will involve the participants in exercises and discussions to answer the following questions:

What are the specific links between housing and health, and how do you improve them?

From urban London to the Central Australian desert ...what are the links?

What work is currently being done in the UK and what are the similarities with Housing for Health in principles and methods?

How has  Housing for Health program consolidated data gathered over 20 years been used to inform design, policy and dispel common myths?

WHERE: Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
WHEN: Tuesday Aug 21, 2012 09:00AM - 05:00PM
COST: for more information: Silvia.Guimaraes@bshf.org
LINK: http://www.bshf.org