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International Project Meeting
On Monday 26th September the Queen's University HULAP team welcomed their Brazilian HULAP colleagues to the University for a week of project meetings. This was the first opportunity for the team to meet face to face. Prof Geraint Ellis welcomed his co-principal investigator Prof Rodrigo Reis (Washington University in St Louis) and his team which included Dr Adriano Akira Hino (Pontiff Catholic University), Adalberto Lopes (Pontiff Catholic University) and Claudia Alberico (North Carolina State University). Following a week of productive meetings and discussions the Brazilian team had the opportunity to visit Northern Irelands only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giants Causeway.
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The HULAP Project team from Queen's University were delighted to host a project reception on Monday 26th September to not only welcome their Brazilian colleagues but to also formally introduce the HULAP Project to its stakeholders from Belfast City Council, Belfast Healthy Cities, the Public Healthy Agency, the Department of Health, Health and Social Care Northern Ireland, Age NI, Alzheimer's Society NI and the Department for Infrastructure.
GPS Seminar - Dr Jasper Schipperijn
On Tuesday 27th September the HULAP team welcomed Dr Schipperijn from the University of Southern Denmark. Dr Schipperijn provided two GPS workshops for the HULAP team followed by a public seminar organised by Dr Ruth Hunter, a work package leader on the HULAP Project.
HEPA Europe Conference 2016
Dr Claire Cleland a Research Fellow on the HULAP Project had the first HULAP submission to be accepted for a poster presentation at the HEPA Europe Conference 2016. The poster was entitled "Healthy Urban Living and Ageing in Place (HULAP): Physical activity, built environment and knowledge exchange in Brazilian cities".
The HULAP project team were approached by BBC Brazil regarding an exciting opportunity to write an article about urban challenges across the world and to discuss the HULAP Project in Brazil. The article was to be showcased in a series of articles themed around the UN-Habitat's New Urban Agenda, in the build up to Habitat 3. The article has now been published and can be found by following the link below: