WHO International Healthy Cities Conference
The Conference will address health and the city and urban living through five main lenses:
  • human rights
  • equity
  • gender
  • determinants of health
  • the urban fabric.
The conference will cover the following topics and cross-cutting themes.

Governance, leadership and accountability

  • Political commitment
  • Whole of government and whole of society
  • Health in all policies
People, the life-course and vulnerability
  • Early years
  • Healthy ageing
  • Poverty and economic crisis
  • Empowerment
  • Resilience
  • Health literacy
Supportive environments for healthy living
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition
  • Active living
  • Tobacco and alcohol

Urban design and the quality of the city environment
  • Health and development
  • Spatial planning
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Regeneration
Services and capacity for public health
  • Health promotion, health protection and disease prevention
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Climate change

Special Conference themes: city health diplomacy, well-being and happiness, multicultural cities, city tourism and health, innovation and change.