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Healthy City Design 2021

11–14 October 2021
Abstracts

We're delighted to announce that we have extended the Call for Papers for the 5th Healthy City Design International Congress until 18 June 2021. The Congress, which is scheduled to take place on 11-14 October 2021, has as its theme this year: ‘Back from the brink: Designing for climate, community and social value’.

Congress streams

As is customary for such a unique interdisciplinary event, Healthy City Design 2021 will feature a wide range of congress streams, in addition to this year’s plenary theme of ‘Back from the brink: Designing for climate, community and social value’.

Why attend?

Since launching in 2017, the Healthy City Design International Congress has established itself as one of the must-attend events for the health and urban design communities.

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Pandemic preparedness

The opening plenary of Healthy City Design 2020 featured four illustrious speakers with expertise in planetary health, health and social inequalities, sustainable health systems, and home and town planning.

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Planetary health

The revenge of the suburbs, solving the urban paradox, and taking control by getting up and doing things. These were just a handful of the many insights and paradigms on ‘designing a new world’ that the three eminent keynote speakers shared with delegates during the opening session of the second day of the 4th Healthy City Design Congress.

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Closing keynote

Drawing out some of the big ideas and core themes explored during four days of talks and panel discussions at this year’s Healthy City Design Congress, the closing plenary session brought together five leading experts in the field to offer their insights on ‘the future healthy city’.

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Pandemic preparedness

This session began with a theoretical commentary on the response to Covid-19 and its impact, followed by two papers exploring the experiences of communities in Asia.

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Diversity, inclusion and equity

Organised by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), this session explored the case for ground-breaking legislation in the form of a ‘Healthy Homes Act’.

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People at Work

Through interviews and expert panels, this session explores the relationship between food, stress and vibrant energy.

Planetary health

We need to take a systemic approach to address planetary health challenges and the issues around designing healthy and sustainable cities and communities, understanding that when we make one change we will see other changes in the system.

Designing a new world

The revenge of the suburbs, solving the urban paradox, and taking control by getting up and doing things. These were just a handful of the many insights and paradigms on ‘designing a new world’ that the three eminent keynote speakers shared with delegates during the opening session of the second day of the 4th Healthy City Design Congress.

Closing plenary

Drawing out some of the big ideas and core themes explored during four days of talks and panel discussions at this year’s Healthy City Design Congress, the closing plenary session brought together five leading experts in the field to offer their insights on ‘the future healthy city’.

Healthy City Design 2021
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Endorsing partners

  • Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)
  • Cities & Health
  • Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health
  • The Academy of Urbanism
  • C3 Collaborating for Health
  • Design Council
  • Urban Design Group
  • WorkTech Academy
  • Mike Nightingale Fellowship
  • Media Partner: Research Design Connections
  • Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN)
  • Health and Wellbeing in Planning Peer Support Network
  • Barcelona Institute for Global Health – ISGlobal
  • UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering
  • ISOCARP – International Society of City and Regional Planners
  • Health&Greenspace project, URBACT
  • International Society for Urban Health
  • The Collaborative City
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • Llewelyn Davies
  • HLM Architects
  • Ryder Architecture
  • DuPont Tedlar®
  • Urban Habitats
  • RTKL
  • RTKL
  • Ryder Architecture
  • RTKL
  • Ryder Architecture
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