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July 18   Serda   18:15 - 19:15   |   Wellbeing

No Stress City. Is There a Way to Reach Phsycological Comfort in a City?

Life in the city is rife with stress triggers: roaring metro, visual pollution, multiple planned and unplanned communications. Along with the frantic pace of the urban lifestyle and environmental pollution, these factors can prove detrimental to the mental health of the urban dwellers. According to the World Health Organisation, the stressful city environment causes depression, de-socialisation and mental disorders. In order to prioritise the well-being of its citizens, cities must provide professional mental health support, as well as create the necessary environment and infrastructure to prevent mental health issues and burnout.

  • What is the current state of mental health of city residents?  
  • What are some of the modern techniques for monitoring and prevention of mental health problems in today’s megacities? 
  • How can we create an urban environment that would foster good mental health? 

Moderator

Vasily Klucharev
Director, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, HSE

Speakers

Mazda Adli
Chair, Fliedner Klinik Berlin
William Powers
Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute in New York
Elena Sautkina
Senior Researcher, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University