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NEWSLETTER #2  l FEBRUARY 2022  

The eMOTIONAL Cities ambition is to provide accurate and neuroscience-based guidance on urban planning in order to achieve healthier, sustainable and more inclusive communities for present and future generations. Our approach aims at joining various scientific areas of research – natural, medical and social sciences–drive highly relevant outcomes for society, bring challenging questions for researchers, and contribute to a paradigm shift in urban planning practice, education and policy.

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IN FOCUS  

eMOTIONAL Cities Team

  eMOTIONAL CITIES ANNUAL MEETING

The eMOTIONAL Cities project Annual Meeting took place on November 22nd & 23rd in Lisbon (Great Hall of the Rectory of the University of Lisbon, Portugal). These two days were fully dedicated to assess the co-work developed and to discuss the future and challenges of urban health with experts and the general public:

  • Day 1– Scientific & Management Board Meeting - private meeting for consortium partners to assess the current status of the project and to discuss the future of the project in the short/medium term;
  • Day 2–“eMOTIONAL Cities: Debate on the future of urban health” - public event for disseminate and discuss the project outputs to date.
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  PROJECT UPDATES

MILESTONES


WEBSITE UPDATE



GENDER EQUALITY SURVEY



BUILDING CAPACITIES TO
INTEGRATE THE GENDER
DIMENSION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

The eMOTIONAL Cities project has achieved its second milestone.

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A range of updates to the eMOTIONAL Cities website are available on our website (emotionalcities-h2020/).

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"eMOTIONAL Cities - Mapping the project team"
gender quality form.

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The training session "Building Capacities to Integrate the Gender dimension in research projects“, promoted by the Gearing-Roles project, took place at IGOT. ULisboa (Portugal) on February 10th.

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  UPCOMING EVENTS  

IUPE Congress 2022, under the scope of the UN's New Urban Agenda, that specifically addresses the theme “Managing Change”, will be held in Tartu, Estonia July 29th - August 2nd, 2022.

Check here the conference programme

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REACHING OUT TO THE PUBLIC  

  PUBLIC DELIVERABLES

Reaching the end of its first year, the eMOTIONAL Cities project consortium has submitted 20 deliverables to the European Commission, 11 of which available to the public.

  VIDEO

A short video presenting the project, with the direct involvement of several members of the eMOTIONAL Cities team, was released during the Annual Meeting.

Check here the video

The official project’s video will be released soon!

NEWS COVERAGE  

An article about eMOTIONAL Cities project was published on January 14th on the SMARTCITIES Magazine. It highlighted that during the next four years, the eMOTIONAL Cities project will attempt to understand how the urban environment affects people's mental health, in particular those who suffer from mild cognitive impairment. More than finding a therapy for these patients the aim is to make urban planning more preventive in this matter.

Click to read (article in Portuguese)

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement nº 945307. The document represents the view of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility: it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission. The European Commission does not accept responsibility for the use that may be made of the information it contains.


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