Almere, Netherlands

Health Care in New Towns

when 15 July 2013 - 19 July 2013
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1625

‘Health Care in New Towns’ will teach you about the most promising experiences, including community based health care systems that provide the best possible quality care for large populations living in urban dwellings. The content will focus on the planning and (re)design of New Towns all over the world with special attention to health aspects of new urban environments. During the summer course we will explore the differences and similarities within health care systems in a selection of New Towns in different regions of the world. What are specific features of the health care system regarding integration (within health care and intersectoral), community orientation, equity and health care? How can we learn from international experiences of developing health care systems in New Towns? How can the old models be adapted to the new developments in health care while use is made of the existing infrastructure of health care institutions? And what is the current state of health care in New Towns?

Course leader

Mr. Diederik Aarendonk

Target group

Participants are primarily policy-makers, planning officers, health system researchers, senior and junior professionals, master students as well as PhD students in the fields of urban planning, urban sociology, health care, medicine and social geography and urbanism

Course aim

The Summer Course 2013 Health Care in New Towns will provide support in developing community oriented health care from scratch, or support research goals, by learning from international experiences

Fee info

EUR 1625: Housing not included
EUR 1800: Housing included


Scholarship is available