AESOP Congress on “Spaces of dialogue for places of dignity: Fostering European dimension of planning” 11-14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) will hold its 2017 Congress in Lisbon on the general theme “SPACES OF DIALOG FOR PLACES OF DIGNITY: FOSTERING THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION OF PLANNING”.

The achievement of healthy and liveable cities is related to the development of the best practices not only on the health promotion, but also on the promotion of more inclusive cities. Urban problems such as: social and economic exclusion, poor air quality, traffic congestion, waste production, industrial emissions etc. faced by elected officials and urban managers are marked by strong social and territorial disparities as result of a multidimensional set of factors. In this context, public health policy changed from a focus on the disease to a more holistic and, at same time, territorialized perspective. Since 1986, when the World Health Organization launched the Healthy Cities movement, policy and planning for healthy cities was centred on urban poverty, inclusion, participatory governance, as well as on social, economic and environment determinants of health.