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March 13, 2024

SCARP Speaker event: Laura Arpiainen on Building Blocks for Healthy Cities

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About

We're glad to welcome at SCARP Professor Laura Arpiainen from Aalto University in Finland as she visits Vancouver this coming March. 

Laura’s lecture will touch on elements of healthy cities informed by a 1,5 year consortium project in Finland that investigated integrated and diverse living environments for persons with memory decline. The discussion touches on human scale, accessibility, sensory design, public exterior environments, blended living solutions and more.  Participants will be challenged to answer ‘what needs to change in order to make cities the best they can be’?

Light refreshments will be served.

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About Laura Arpiainen

M.Arch. Professor, Health and Wellbeing Architecture 
Aalto University, Finland

Laura is the professor of health and wellbeing architecture at Aalto University in Helsinki. An architect by training, she is a long-term specialist on building for healthcare which has over the years evolved and expanded to considering effects of all built environments to health and wellbeing. Laura holds dual Finnish / Canadian citizenship and is particularly interested in diversity, integrated, inclusive and holistic solutions for design and planning, as well as mitigating climate change. She is less interested in what buildings are, than what they do. 

Date + Time

Wed, March 13, 2024
12:15pm - 1:15pm PT


Location

In Person Event

West Mall Annex

WMAX 110, UBC-V
1933 West Mall
Vancouver BC
Canada

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