IN-HABIT visionary approach consists on the innovative mobilization of existing undervalued resources (culture, food, human-animal bonds and art and environment) to increase IHW. The integrated approach is based on the combination of technological, digital, nature based, cultural, and social innovations in selected urban public spaces. These solutions will be co-designed, co-deployed and co-managed with and by local stakeholders. Behaviour and mindset changes will be fostered and the effects on mental health, wellbeing and healthier lifestyles of these solutions will be evaluated and a sound scalable evidence-base and monitoring framework delivered. A systemic urban planning framework will be developed based on innovative gender and diversity approaches to boost IHW that will represent a unique reference for SMSCs. IN-HABIT will base its actions on underserved areas and vulnerable target groups existing in each city (such as, children, elders, women, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities), and on the integration of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ visionary solutions articulated around heritage and culture (as a nexus for inclusive societies), food (nurturing daily healthier lifestyles), animals (human-animal bonds as new relational urban goods) and art and environment (to connect places and people). Bogotá city will share know-how and replicate experiences. These actions have attracted the interest of other cities and networks of cities, that have shown their interest in establishing synergies with IN-HABIT and replicating actions.
Consortium: Wellness TechGroup, UCO, AYUNTAMIENTO DE CORDOBA, AVUE, BSC, RPR, KQ, UNIPI, COMUNE DI LUCCA, LCREA, SUA, NITRA, HIDE, UREAD, ISIM, ATBI, TSR, B4B, DFC, BOT, LABORELEC, WTG, BOGOTA, PUJ.