The Healthy City
by IABR, Architectuur Lokaal and AWB
Health and healthcare play an increasingly important role in urban development, also when urban economy and employment is involved. But the force field in which municipalities must operate, is changing rapidly. In the Netherlands, the Government is decentralizing health care responsibilities to municipalities, a 'health care economy' is developing, and the range of health care is increasingly ending up in the hands of a number of national organizations, which do not (cannot) naturally provide local solutions. In Belgium, the policymakers are investing in the socialization of health care. Now that the relationship between income and education level, health care and life expectancy is becoming more evident, the health care policy has also become a social policy. The emphasis is shifting from ‘cure’ to ‘care’, and new conditions are created for municipalities, insurers and care homes. How can local and regional governments develop policies for a healthy and socially inclusive city? What role can designers play in this?
The Master Class 'The Healthy City' focuses on health as a social issue and offers concrete suggestions on how to better link health care and city development with each other. The participants seek out what managers can do, which partners are necessary, and what spatial factors can be used or reinforced in order to create a healthy, inclusive city. Three aspects are central:1. The need and opportunity to make the link between the spatial domain and socio-economic investment in health care, by giving social programs a place in urban planning and development,2. Research into how the municipalities (property positions, real estate) and health care providers (real estate, health care range) can collaborate optimally on a socio-environmental agenda, and3. Formulate how the government (as choreographer) can organize the (healthcare) playing field and stimulate collaborations between the fragile and wealthy actors (urban development, investment, revenue models).
The Master Class is led by Joachim Declerck (Atelier master of IABR-Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City) and focuses on managers from the spatial and social domain. During the Master Class, managers bring a personal case in which a new perspective is developed, with the input of the design study, and for which alternative solutions are explored. The Master Class takes place on December 1st 2016 in Brussels.
14:00-14:30 Van cure naar care. Transities in het zorglandschap in NL en BE en de potentiële rol van ontwerpRuth Kennivé - DeSmetVermeulen architecten
14:30-14:40Naar een beleid van buurtgerichte zorg in BrusselLuc Lampaert - Kenniscentrum Woonzorg Brussel
14:40-14:50Zorg maakt Stad. Pilootproject Zorg (Team Vlaams Bouwmeester) Regionaal Ziekenhuis Sint Trudo vzw, Sint-TruidenHalewijn Lievens - NU architectuuratelier
14:50-15:00Vermaatschappelijking van de zorg. Praktijk case
15:45-17:30Round table moderated by Joachim Declerck (AWB)
This masterclass during the day is only open to invited representatives of the three invited municipalities. However, the Designing the Future debate ‘The Healthy City’ on December 1 in the evening, is open to public.
Atelier Vlaams BouwmeesterRavensteingalerij 54-59Brussels