Save the Date | Norman Foster Foundation ‘Healthy Cities’ Public Debates

May 7, 2024

Next 22 May 2024 at 06:30 p.m. in Madrid, the ‘Healthy Cities’ Public Debates, moderated by Catherine Mary Cummings, will address the significant overlap between healthcare and urban living. It will begin with keynote presentations and a speaker debate, highlighting the essential role of city leadership in adopting nature-centric and public health policies.

The focus will then shift towards practical interventions informed by data-driven research, aimed at rejuvenating the urban built environment with a focus on health and landscaping. This phase will explore 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

The Public Debates are free and open to the public, with a limited capacity, after registering via Eventbrite. Access is granted on a first-come basis. Please note that registration does not guarantee entry once full capacity has been reached. The public debate will be held in English without translation.