Norman Foster Foundation | ‘Healthy Cities’ Public Debates

The ‘Healthy Cities’ Public Debates, supported by Sanitas and moderated by Catherine Mary Cummings, addressed the significant overlap between healthcare and urban living.

The Public Debates began with keynote presentations and a speaker debate, highlighting the essential role of city leadership in adopting nature-centric and public health policies.

The focus then shifted towards practical interventions informed by data-driven research, aimed at rejuvenating the urban built environment with a focus on health and landscaping. This phase explored strategies to enhance ecological balance within urban spaces.

Welcomed by:

Catherine Mary Cummings, Sustainability Director, Sanitas ELA, Bupa Group, Madrid, Spain

With keynotes and debate between the following experts:

Iñaqui Carnicero, Secretary General for Urban Agenda, Housing and Architecture, Spain

Giselle Sebag, Executive Director, International Society for Urban Health, United States

Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Research Professor, Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative; Head of the Climate, Air Pollution, Nature and Urban Health Programme, Institute for Global Health, Barcelona, Spain

Kathryn Gustafson, Founding Partner, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, United Kingdom

And with a conversation between:

Norman Foster, President, Norman Foster Foundation

Yolanda Erburu Arbizu, Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer of Sanitas and Bupa ELA, Sanitas Foundation General Manager, Madrid, Spain