“Health and well-being in built environment”

6-7-8 June 2018, TU/e

The target audience will be students and young professionals, whose field of study or activity is not necessarily directly related to design or health. Other disciplines may be preferred such as engineering management, engineering techniques, history, computer science, green chemistry, psychology, sociology, design and arts… to cover the whole chain of thought, development and production of a common final team project. Register before May 121st via the registration form.

During this event, most of the stakeholders in the design process, from citizens to businesses, through communities and institutions of higher education, will be involved. The Creathon will be an opportunity to highlight the history, heritage, economic fabric, knowledge centers and HEI related to improving the quality of health in our built environment (in- and outdoor) both in a bi-national Dutch-French context (and eventually in the specific context of the territory of Brainport Eindhoven).

A ‘creathon’ brings young people together as they work in teams on a specific topic and compete against each other to come up with innovative solutions to current issues. The best proposed project will receive a prize.

  • The “Health and well-being in built environment” Creathon encourages students and young professionals to show their creativity, audacity, optimism and future-mindedness
  • The key words should be: health, well-being, sustainability, awareness and quality of life.
  • All costs related to participation (travel, meals, lodging) are covered by the organizers
  • The working language will be English.

Health in the Built Environment (HitBE) is an initiative of the TU/e Department of the Built Environment and comprises those activities in the built environment aiming at sustaining, facilitating and improving public health and well-being, while supporting individual citizens in their ambition to reach quality of life. HitBE includes several TU/e faculties and partners outside TU/e. The aim of the Health in the Built Environment community is to develop innovative and multidisciplinary projects, in order to support policymakers and citizens to create healthier indoor and/or outdoor surroundings that promote an active lifestyle and enhances well-being.

‘Sports and vitality’ is with ‘Smart, liveable cities’ ‘Healthcare research, prevention and care’ and ‘Quality of the Environment’ one of the routes on the national agenda of the NWA in The Netherlands, as well as a European priority. Related to this subject is ‘Engineering Health’ one of the three research areas of the Eindhoven Technical University campus and its partners. . HitBE participates in this Research Area via the research track Health in the Built Environment. The Research Area ‘Engineering Health’ is divided into different Focus Areas and our activities are connected to the Focus Area ‘Healthy Daily Living’. Health in the Built Environment is also aligned with the Department of the Built Environments’ three key themes: ‘Quality of Life’, ‘Smart Living Environments’ and ‘Sustainable Transformation’ that form the structure of the Departments strategy ‘Building the future’.