Healthy City Design 2017 – Unleashing Health by Design: Creating a Culture of Wellness in our Cities

16th October 2017 – 17th October 2017 all-day
London (UK)

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, are collaborating with SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange to organise the inaugural „Healthy City Design 2017” international Congress, scheduled for 16-17th October at the Royal College of Physicians.

Urban populations are growing at an unprecedented rate. For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural communities. A trend which is gaining importance against the background of an ageing society, rising obesity and chronic conditions as well as the urgent need to respond to climate change.

For this reason, the world is confronted with new tasks of human and planetary health and cities are the new main place for rethinking approaches to sustainable development and the creation of a healthier society.
The described development should be the base for new thinking on how to design more sustainable, resilient cities that enhance health, wellbeing and social inclusion. Against this background, on the conference world-leading researchers, practitioners and policy advisors are scheduled to speak on these six…

Main topics:

  • City-making
  • Sustainable development
  • Smart(er) cities
  • Urban planning
  • Homes and neighbourhoods
  • Work and mobility

The event will also host a welcome drinks reception, a poster gallery, a knowledge space, an end-of-congress cocktail reception, and three study tours of buildings and landmarks known for their focus on sustainability and public health issues.

The participation fee depends on personal status, date of registration and various individual selectable options.

Deadline for early bird registration: 26th September 2017

Further details can be found here