In 2019, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) categorized health threats that can derail humans, and a pandemic was number three on the list. When COVID-19 hit us in early 2020, we saw firsthand the devastating impacts. During this presentation, you’ll learn the latest research on COVID-19 and its impact on the built environment.
You’ll also gain insight into different modeling tools used to quantify the risk reduction of different measures and will consider the long-term holistic health strategies to make us healthier. Total spending on health care was 5 percent of GDP in 1960 and is about 18 percent today. This amount is projected to rise to roughly 25 percent by 2025 and 37% by 2050. These costs can be the element that derails our future economy if they are not adequately addressed.
Our built environment and our lifestyles have been decoupled with nature and its natural cycles. The key to a healthy future will be a realignment with nature inside and outside of our built environment. The presentation focuses on human-centric health design and terrestrial health. The holistic health of humans requires a healthy earth to thrive together.