Designing Healthy Homes seminar, Wednesday 29 March, University of Reading.

Designing Healthy Homes seminar, Wednesday 29 March

What then does it mean to have a ‘healthy’ home?

Colleagues are invited to attend ‘Designing Healthy Homes’, a multi-disciplinary seminar aiming to discuss the role of housing in the wider healthcare system. The seminar will be of particular interest to academics and practitioners involved in the design, construction and refurbishment of the homes of the future.

Homes play an important role in alleviating pressure on the health service, but are often framed in terms of illness-prevention rather than wellbeing-promotion. This ignores the more holistic concept of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO 1946).

In that context, what then does it mean to have a ‘healthy’ home and what consequence does this have on the planning, design and development of housing?

Chaired by Dr. Ian J. Ewart, Lecturer in Digital Technologies in the Built Environment, the seminar will bring together five expert speakers to explore how housing intersects with wider health provision and the practicalities of delivering ‘healthy’ homes.

The seminar takes place on Wednesday 29 March, 3.00pm – 6.00pm, at the Meadow Suite, Park House, Whiteknights Campus.

This event is free of charge, but registration is required before attending. To register please visit:



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