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*SPEAKER PROFILE* 28th - 31st March 2019
"European Symposium for Global perspectives and local identities in healthcare architecture"
View the list of speakers below: ow.ly/4yyN50lsmLS

Among the speakers, is Simona Arletti.
- Since 2010, Simona is President of the World Health Organization (WHO) Italian Healthy Cities Network (Rete Italiana Città Sane OMS).
- Simona has been President of the Agency for Energy and Sustainable Development in the city of Modena since 2013
- A teacher of the German language at high school she started the institutional commitment in the District 3 of which she became president in 1999.
- Since 2004 , Simona is a Council Member with specific attention to decentralization, health, welfare, equal opportunities and Europe.
- In 2009 she has been confirmed as Council Member with mandate to environment, civil protection, demographic services and European policies.

Simona's main topics are #healthpromotion, relationship with #builtenvironment, #territorialsafeguard and #preservation and #greeneconomy.

Are you ready to meet Simona at the symposium ?

#designandhealth #healthycities #symposium #politecnicodimilano#salutogenic #urbanhealth #healthpromotion #urbanplanning #healthyspaces
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*SPEAKER PROFILE* 28th - 31st March 2019
European Symposium for Global perspectives and local identities in healthcare architecture
View the list of speakers below: http://ow.ly/4yyN50lsmLS

Among the speakers, is Simona Arletti.
- Since 2010, Simona is President of the World Health Organization (WHO) Italian Healthy Cities Network (Rete Italiana Città Sane OMS). 
-  Simona has been President of the Agency for Energy and Sustainable Development in the city of Modena since 2013
- A teacher of the German language at high school she started the institutional commitment in the District 3 of which she became president in 1999. 
- Since 2004 , Simona is a Council Member with specific attention to decentralization, health, welfare, equal opportunities and Europe. 
- In 2009 she has been confirmed as Council Member with mandate to environment, civil protection, demographic services and European policies.

Simonas main topics are #healthpromotion, relationship with #builtenvironment, #territorialsafeguard and #preservation and #greeneconomy.

Are you ready to meet Simona at the symposium ?

#designandhealth #healthycities #symposium #politecnicodimilano#salutogenic #urbanhealth #healthpromotion #urbanplanning #healthyspaces

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Design & Heath Academy Awards

The Design & Health International Academy Awards is the world’s leading advocacy program, recognizing professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy environments. The awards are open to international organizations in both the private and public sectors participating in either research or practice, including the planning, procurement, design, construction and management of healthy built environments.

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