Sustainable Built Environments for better Health and WELL-being (SWELL)

NTNU Project

Sustainable Built Environments for better Health and WELL-being (SWELL)

The SWELL project will contribute to healthy and sustainable urban environments through increased knowledge and understanding among citizens about the consequences of their actions on their health, environment and their community.

The project takes the position that a transformational change towards a more sustainable future requires understanding and action at the individual, community, national and global levels. The project focuses on the human behaviour and decision making, supported by a better understanding of sustainability and the impacts of their actions on a sustainable future.
 
The project brings together expertise from health and medical sciences, geography and social sciences, the built environment and ICT to develop mathematical and conceptual models, methods and digital technologies to engage and interact actively with citizens and young people. The knowledge and data from the different disciplines will be used to visualise and communicate the complex and intricate relations that are relevant for making decisions that will support a sustainable lifestyle and how we interact with our surroundings.
 
This project builds upon results from earlier and current international, European and national projects and is designed such that it could serve as a platform for future project proposals.