Shaping cities for health to contrast the effects of climate change: the CCHURE proposal

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Regenerating the existing city and placing health at the center of policies, plans, and projects represents an effect response to contrast the effects of climate change that impact cities and the health of inhabitants. Convinced of this need/opportunity are the World Health Organization (WHO), eminent international researchers, and public administration representatives in many European cities. However, a consolidated "silo approach", which is common to the sectors of scientific research and public administration, does not allow common objectives to be defined, especially in small-medium cities, or integrated design proposals to be formulated. The CCUHRE Research (Climate change and urban health resilience) aims to define a transdisciplinary methodology to evaluate the effects that climate change produces on urban health, to direct policies for adaptation/mitigation through the contribution of many scientific disciplines, interaction with municipalities and local health agencies, and the involvement of local communities. This will be done with the support of new IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and mobile crowdsensing techniques in order to expand knowledge to measure/assess the effects of climate change on health, to involve communities in designing shared plans for development, to empower them when dealing with urban health and wellbeing, and to support public administrations in making decisions.
Urban regeneration, urban health and climate change, community participation, IoT and crowdsensing