Green for All? Inequalities in Green Provision and Wellbeing
by Prof. Eveline van Leeuwen
Date: Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 | 16:00-17:00 CET
Abstract: Inequality is something that is manifested in many dimensions of life: income, education or job opportunities, health and wellbeing. Furthermore, these inequalities re-enforce each other, resulting in even bigger divisions within societies. We know that both green and wellbeing are not equally distributed: with both acces to green and overal well-being levels being lower in cities, compared to rural areas, poorer neighbourhoods compared to richer ones. And although many factors contribute to personal wellbeing, acces to green is known to be an important factor. In this lecture, Eveline Van Leeuwen will focus on both inequalities in access to green and wellbeing, and will illustrate the interdependencies through a survey that she recently conducted in The Netherlands about wellbeing in time of lockdowns.
Speaker Biography: Eveline van Leeuwen is the Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). AMS is a public-private institute founded in 2014 by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), together with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Eveline also holds a Chair of Urban Economics at WUR and is the Vice President of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA). Furthermore she is a member of the OECD Expert Advisory Committee on Rural Innovation, of the Scientific reflection group on population decline of the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs and of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Amsterdam Economic Board. She previously taught at the VU University in Amsterdam.