PLACE: Reimagining Public Space Designing and Planning for COVID-19

ARL International ARL International
published on 29/06/2022

Workshop PLACE: Reimagining Public Space Designing and Planning for COVID-19. Implications on Health and Wellbeing.

The workshop will take place online on 30th and 31st of August 2022. The workshop aims to bring together Early Career Researchers based in the UK or Germany to exchange knowledge and experience around novel theories, strategies and methods in urban design and planning of public spaces for promoting health and wellbeing in cities particularly in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The workshop includes mentoring and networking opportunities. Participants are to be mentored by senior experts in the field of public health and planning: Prof. Dr. -Ing. Sabine Baumgart (ARL), Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bolte (Uni Bremen), and Prof. Laura Vaughan (UCL).

There is an opportunity to win challenge prizes and generate relevant outputs (£10K per project will be awarded). In addition, participants will be funded to attend one-day post-workshop event in UCL where, among others, future collaborations will be discussed.

The workshop is organised by the Department of European Planning Cultures (TU Dortmund) in collaboration with Batlett School of Architecture (UCL), and supported by Research Links Challenge Grants UK-Germany Public Health Workshops grant from the British Council.

 More information:

  • Submission of application : June 30, 2022 (will be extended!)
  • Registration for symposium: tba
  • Workshop date: August 30-31, 2022
  • Post-workshop event at UCL in person: November, 2022 (tba)


For any further questions, feel free to contact Lakshmi Priya Rajendran by email at or Dahae Lee by email at