Urbanization is one of the leading global trends of the 21st century that has a significant impact on health. As most future urban growth will take place in developing cities, the world today has a unique opportunity to guide urbanization in a way that makes cities healthier, more livable and sustainable.
In this Plenary Session entitled "Designing Cities to Promote Well-being", scholars from the field of Medicine, Architecture and Social Sciences will share their insights on built environment and city-dwellers’ mental, physical and social well-being, and share best practices for improvement of well-being in cities. Short presentations will be given by panelists, followed by a moderated roundtable discussion.
Designing Cities to Promote Well-being
18 November 2021 (Thursday) – Scientific Session Day 3
0930-1045 (Hong Kong Time, GMT+8)
Dean, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Chair Professor in Urban Planning and Development Economics, The University of Hong Kong
Professor of Global Public Health, NYU Shanghai
Associated Professor, School of Global Public Health, New York University
Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Senior Research Fellow
Sydney School of Public Health
The University of Sydney