Today the urban environment is challenging city residents with a measurable increase of health concerns and issues. Pollution, pollen, food production, combined with lifestyle conditions such as decreases in physical movement and rising stress levels are causing a considerable boom in new forms of illness, intolerances, allergies, asthma, obesity and more. How are architects, urban and landscape designers critically responding to these increasing health concerns and issues that challenge our society today? Candidates for the Summer 2011 research residencies on the theme of Health/City were invited to formulate a research proposal.
Michael Faciejew, McGill University
Avery Guthrie, University of Toronto
Caner Öktem, University of British Columbia