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Healthy City Design 2023

16–17 October 2023

Registration for the 7th Healthy City Design 2023 International Congress is now open, with the extended early-bird deadline on 28 September – register here before this date to take advantage of these concessions.

Preliminary Programme

We’re delighted to launch the Preliminary Programme for the 7th Healthy City Design 2023 International Congress & Exhibition. Taking place in-person at the Royal College of Physicians’ northern headquarters at The Spine, in Liverpool, the Congress will be the first to be hosted outside of London, in addition to being live streamed through our virtual online event platform.

The Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village is offering rooms at a special rate for delegates. Register and book your room by 17 September to qualify for the discount.


Dr Carlos Dora has a distinguished career in global public health and environment. Until recently, he co-ordinated the World Health Organization’s global work on health impacts of sector policies (energy, transport, housing, extractive industry) and on articulating a global response to air pollution.


In this keynote, Nathalie will explore the World Health Organization’s urban health agenda and programme of activities, aiming to offer practical guidance on how to integrate health into urban planning and governance.


This keynote describes some strategic steps – such as the complementary use of health impact assessment, quantification of health impacts, and linking climate and health actions to national and global policy processes – to apply a systems-based approach to taking action on climate, health and equity.

Publication of papers

SALUS is partnering with the international Routledge journal Cities & Health to publish a Healthy City Design Congress Special Issue of Cities & Health, providing opportunities for both academic exposure, practitioner impact, and policy insight.

Plenary theme

This year’s plenary theme is ‘Urban renewal and health equity: Charting a sustainable path locally and globally’.

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.

Healthy City Design 2023
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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
  • Urban Design Group
  • WorkTech Academy
  • Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN)
  • Health and Wellbeing in Planning Peer Support Network
  • Barcelona Institute for Global Health – ISGlobal
  • ISOCARP – International Society of City and Regional Planners
  • International Society for Urban Health
  • The LDN Collective
  • Research Design Connections
Sponsors and exhibitors

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