7 Oct 2022

Book presentation Healthy City

gezonde stad front

On 7 October Klasien Horstman and Mare Knibbe will present their book: Gezonde stad (Healthy city), together with Hans de Graaff (publisher). They will explain why they wrote the book and – interspersed with a musical intermezzo – a number of people will give their reflections (in Dutch):

  • Frans Bastiaens – wethouder Maastricht
  • Igo Gorissen –  on behalf of residents' initiative Samen Groener (Greener together)
  • Floor van Spaendonck – director Bureau Europa
  • Stef Kremers – Professor Health Promotion en vice-dean of the faculty Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University

Eddy Houwaart, emeritus Professor Medical History, will guide us through the programme. 

The meeting will be concluded with a drink and a bite. Bookshop De Tribune is present with copies of the book.

Woul you like to attend the book presentation? Send an email to: h.heutz[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

Date and time: Friday 7 October, 16.00 CET
Location: Daalhoeve, Alesiahof 40, 6215 SX Maastricht

About the book

Healthy city policies can help to reduce health disparities between people. But what exactly is a healthy environment, how does knowledge about the healthy city come about and what knowledge counts? In “Gezonde Stad” Horstman and Knibbe write about health as a public issue. Central are the experiences of people whose voices are rearly heard in urban policy: they form the basis for a perspective on public space.

More information (in Dutch)