IN-HABIT

Foster Inclusive Health and Wellbeing in small and medium size cities by means of mobilizing resources around a core topic and galvanize them through solutions that integrate innovations applied to the co-design, co-development and co-management of urban public spaces.

Project fiche

Program

H2020-SC5-2019-2

Agency

European Commission

Status

Ongoing

Leader

Universidad de Córdoba

Project type

Consortium

Total budget

11.577.918,75

Duration

60 months

Website

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The project

Four small and medium size cities (SMSCs) - Cordoba (Spain), Riga (Latvia), Lucca (Italy) and Nitra (Slovakia) – will take the leadership to test visionary and integrated solutions to foster Inclusive Health and Wellbeing (IHW) in SMSCs with a focus on gender and diversity.

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.

OBJETIVOS DE WTG

  • To enhance the quality, accessibility, safety, inclusiveness and sense of place of urban public spaces.
  • To promote healthy behaviours and to increase the socio-economic, relational and psychological wellbeing of citizens.
  • To create IN-HUBS, innovative public-private-people partnerships (PPPPs) in each city organised around the focus topic.
  • To develop a gender, inclusion and diversity urban planning framework that will address the whole policy cycle, from planning to implementation and evaluation.
  • To develop new impact indicators on IHW by means of an innovative impact assessment framework.
  • To create new business models and to replicate, upscale and disseminate the different visionary and integrated solutions for IHW deployed in each city at different levels.
  • To put cross-cutting issues such as Responsible Research and Innovation, gender and open access in the core of IN-HABIT.

ROL DE WTG

  • Development of the digital platform of the project, with dashboards, IoT, sensors, monitoring and notifications, programmable interfaces to interconnect with other systems.
  • Definition, design and deployment of sensors in 4 cities as well as monitoring points.