Mavis Wong reviews the Cities, Health and Well-being conference for Perspective – a bilingual monthly magazine on contemporary design and architecture – and shares his insights from the “Space and Design” session attended by Ricky Burdett, Anthony Yeh, Jackie Kwok and Jørgen Eskemose Andersen on density in Hong Kong.
“The study has also investigated health and social patterns in Hong Kong. It reveals that, despite its high global position, strong unequal health outcomes persist across the city-state.” Read the article.
With the 10th Urban Age conference formally drawing to a close last week, the discussions on urban health and well-being by over 200 experts, academics and practitioners hit the news. For the South China Morning Post, Paul Yip discusses the issue of isolation in highly connected Hong Kong (register free), while Christine Loh reflects on the link between income and health inequality (also in Chinese in HK Economic Times). Additionally, new infographics produced by LSE Cities were featured in the Urban Lab Global Cities blog.
RTHK’s Radio3 asks Tony Travers, Director of LSE London, how much it should be worth a city to fund a major event such as the Olympics. Listen to the interview (5min), which happened in relation to the Cities, Health and Well-being conference.
Urban Age speakers Jean Woo, Stephen O’Brien and Sharon Friel discuss access to healthcare and healthcare inequalities in cities around the world. Listen to RTHK Radio3’s ‘Backchat’ programme.
“Hong Kong might be a first-world economy but some areas of the New Territories have a higher child mortality rate than Johannesburg’s”, writes South China Morning Post by featuring new research from the Cities, Health and Well-being conference. Read the full article (PDF | Web – registration required).
The Standard, HK’s first free English daily newspaper with a circulation of more than 200,000 copies, reports on the conference and LSE Cities’ research on the Metropolitan Health Index, with Hong Kong overall ranking at the top of it. Read the article.
Joan Clos – Exec Director of UNHABITAT speaks at the ‘Backchat’ programme on RTHK Radio3 about social inequality at the start of the Urban Age Hong Kong conference. Listen to the interview (15:00).
Ricky Burdett along with John Burns from Hong Kong University and Detlev Ganten, President of the World Health Summit, discuss urban density and health in advance of the 10th Urban Age conference in Hong Kong, 16-17 November, on Radio Television Hong Kong. Listen to the discussion (45:00).