URBES award goes to ENLIGHTENme
Every year, the Italian magazine URBES awards a prize to cities, institutions, foundations and people who have promoted urban health and wellbeing with their commitment and targeted projects.
In 2023, the jury, chaired by Ketty Vaccaro, Head of Welfare and Health at the CENSIS Foundation, awarded the prizes for the year 2022 to several Italian cities, including Genova, Monza and Castel Gandolfo, as well as institutions and foundations such as the Italian University Sports Center and the Sportcity foundation.
In addition, the Editorial Board of URBES, together with the President of the award, decided to assign special prizes to additonal cities, networks, health federations, foundations, research and corporate projects that are particularly active in promoting health and wellbeing in cities.
The awardees of these special prizes comprise:
- Cities: Parma and Arese
- Networks: Italian Network of UNESCO Chairs
- Health federations: Federsanità and FESDI
- Foundations: Fondazione “Incontra Donna”
- Research projects: ENLIGHTENme
- Corporate projects: Cities Changing Diabetes (Novo Nordisk) and Parchi Agos Green&Smart
ENLIGHTENme has stood out among the research projects and is the winner of this category. The jury based their decision on "the [project’s] commitment to make science a participatory process, through the study of the effects of artificial lighting at home and in the streets on the health and wellbeing of citizens and the dissemination of knowledge useful to improve the wellbeing of society as a whole ”.
The award ceremony was held on the 26th of October 2023 in Genoa, during the 40th ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities) Annual Assembly.
The ENLIGHTENme consortium is delighted to receive the URBES award.