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Thriving: Health and the Built Environment Vancouver

June 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Health and wellness in the built environment is a trending and important topic. We spend on average 90% of our time inside and a majority of businesses spend 90% of their costs on people. Creating a healthy, productive building is critical.

So what is a healthy building? What does designing and building a healthy environment mean?

In this groundbreaking workshop, you will go beyond the typical conversations on health in the built environment to explore how to create healthy environments for people, communities, and ecosystems. Health is complex and multi-faceted. To be truly healthy, we must address our mental, emotional, and psychological health as well as our physical health. As interconnected, social beings this means addressing not just the person, but the community and the ecosystem as well.

Through engaging presentations, inspiring case studies, and interactive exercises, participants will develop a robust understanding of how the built environment affects health at multiple levels. Participants will also learn strategies how things like healthy materials, community building, and biophilic design can be used comprehensively and in concert to create enriching environments in which our whole selves, our communities, and the natural world thrive.

This event will be held at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.


VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street


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