News from ISGlobal
Knowing how the urban environment affects people's health is key to designing healthier cities. BiblioLab Ciencia – Healthy City has been launched with the aim of increasing citizens' knowledge on the processes of collecting scientific evidence and urban and transport planning. It is a co-creation project led by the ISGlobal and the following libraries: Sagrada Familia (Barcelona), Martorell (Martorell) and Les Voltes (Sant Vicenç dels Horts). The project is funded by the Diputació de Barcelona and co-funded by the Barcelona Libraries Network.
"We want to bring research closer to the citizens so that they can get involved in generating new knowledge on urban health, regarding data collection and methodologies in biomedicine and environmental epidemiology", explains Raül Toran, Outreach Coordinator at ISGlobal and one of the project co-organisers.
To achieve this, around twenty workshops have been scheduled in the three libraries between January and June.
On the one hand, ISGlobal researcher Xavier Basagaña will coordinate a series of citizen science workshops on health, air pollution, and mobility, targeting schools and institutes.
On the other hand, Miquel Baidal will coordinate artistic workshops based on brainstorming techniques, illustration and collage to explore new city and transport models.