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Healthy City Design 2022

10–11 October 2022

We are delighted to announce that on-demand tickets are now on sale for HCD2022, to view the recordings of the sessions.

Policy to practice

When national governments go astray, it’s useful to have other people who can step in and drive the conversation in the right direction. In the urban health space, that means action on equity, planetary health, and the wider determinants of health.

Leadership and human-centred care

Health creation in the form of interventions that positively improve health and wellbeing should be the determining factor for built environment, planning and placemaking policies. That’s according to Prof Rachel Cooper OBE, who opened the second day of the Healthy City Design 2022 Congress with a keynote talk on ‘what creates healthy cities’.

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.

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.

People at Work

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


In concluding the 6th Healthy City Design 2022 Congress, there was a chance to reward, celebrate and honour some of the leading lights of the event.

Health creation

“Everyone’s got something to learn and everyone’s got something to teach” is one of the mantras of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and it aligns closely with the philosophy behind Lord Nigel Crisp’s latest book, Turning the World Upside Down Again – an updated version, with a slightly amended title, of his 2009 publication.

Final Programme

We’re delighted to launch the Final Programme for the 6th Healthy City Design 2022 International Congress. Taking place in-person at the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, on 10-11 October 2022, the Congress will also be live streamed online through our virtual event platform.

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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
  • 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
  • International Society for Urban Health
  • The LDN Collective
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • HDR
  • Llewelyn Davies
  • HLM Architects
  • Ryder Architecture
  • Urban Habitats
Award Sponsors