Nature, health and inequalities
Coordination : Lise BOURDEAU-LEPAGE (Lyon 3)
The working group addresses the issue of well-being in cities, nature, health, and inequalities. It has three main objectives:
- to determine what well-being consists of for urban dwellers, and to understand the major socio-spatial inequalities that are related to it in cities. A special focus will be given to marginalized and vulnerable social groups (homeless, undocumented aliens)
- to understand the sources of well-being inequalities inside and between cities, in the light of social and environmental features of cities and of urban dynamics.
- to understand the role of natural (both vegetal and animal) elements in the well-being of urban dwellers and, above all, to understand the contribution of real, perceived, and symbolic relationships between Nature and Health in the construction of well-being for urban dwellers.