Preliminary programme, Healthy Urban Childhoods 7 - 9 October 2019

Monday 7 October

17:30 Welcome reception hosted by Uppsala Municipality

Tuesday 8 October

08:50 Performance by Uppsala Dance Academy while delegates take their seats

9:00 Uppsala Health Summit Opening
Welcome Address: Uppsala University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Anders Malmberg, Chairman of Uppsala Health Summit Steering Committee

09:10 Opening Remarks by H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden

09:30 Time to deliver on children’s mental and physical health
The aim of this session is to achieve a common understanding for the global urbanization, the associated risks to children's health and development, and the changing nature of urban childhoods.

  • Dr. Graham Alabaster, Chief Waste Management and Sanitation, UN HABITAT
  • Dr. Fiona Bull, Program Manager, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organisation
  • Jens Aerts, Urban planning specialist, UNICEF

10:30 Key messages to Uppsala Health Summit from children and adolescents in Sweden

10:45 Coffee break 

11:30 Workshops in parallel

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshops in parallel continue

15:30 Coffee break

16:15 From knowledge and vision to implementation
How to gain traction for policies supporting healthy urban childhoods

  • Tim Gill, Independent scholar, advocate and consultant on childhood: Child-friendly Urban Planning and Design, Insights from 12 Cities
  • Roger Madelin, CBE, British Land: Make the kids happy, make more money
  • Dr. Sudeshna Chaterjee, CEO, Action for Children's Environments, (ACE) India: Designing Cities for Children in the Majority World

19:00 Dinner at Norrland's Nation, one of Uppsala's renowned student clubs

Wednesday 9 October

09:00 Towards a balanced risk perception on childhood and adolescence.

  • Prof. Mariana Brussoni, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Outdoor play and risk is essential for healthy child development.
  • Henry Mathias, NCS Strategic Lead of Care Inspectorate, Scotland. ‘Better a broken bone than a broken spirit!' How new standards of regulation of early learning and childcare changed children's experience of outdoor play

10:00 Coffee break

10:45 Workshops in parallel

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Workshops continue

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Conclusions from workshops
Moderator Sharon Jåma in dialogue with workshop leaders on main conclusions and suggestions.

15:45 Take home messages – How to act on insights and conclusions back home?
Programme committee chair Dr. Petter Åkerblom discusses with delegates.

16:15 Uppsala Health Summit 2019 closes