The URBANOME paradigm: Exploring the urban exposome to co-create urban interventions for better health and wellbeing

TIME

Friday 23 September
13.30 – 15.00

ORGANISER

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
INSERM
Josef Stefan Institute
University of Northumbria
Aarhus University 

LOCATION

Sala Didattica

DESCRIPTION

This workshop focuses on the urban exposome, i.e., the totality of exposures to which the urban population is subjected throughout their life course, and its effects on human health and wellbeing.
Capturing the detailed and comprehensive evidence of environmental health determinants, their temporal dynamics considering climate change and their spatial distribution in the city, and the social distribution of their impact among different population groups, needs to be linked to different lifestyles and behavioural patterns.

Citizen science and community engagement are key components of this approach to the urban climate engaging citizens as active part of the scientific research team investigating the exposome in cities and how it affects public health.  

The use of urban living labs and advanced personalised sensors as an effective means to ensure comprehensive community engagement towards investigating the exposure determinants of human health and wellbeing will be discussed and demonstrated based on previous and currently running social experimentation.

Coupling the external urban exposome characterisation with exposure and effect biomarkers that may act prognostically regarding the effect of environmental stressors on non-communicable disease incidence in cities will be discussed and highlighted.