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Plenary Session

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)





Chris Webster

Dean, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong​

Chair Professor in Urban Planning and Development Economics, The University of Hong Kong


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Brian Hall

Professor of Global Public Health, NYU Shanghai 


Associated Professor, School of Global Public Health, New York University

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Christine Loh

Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Melanie Crane

Senior Research Fellow
Sydney School of Public Health
The University of Sydney

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Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University

Chun-Yen Chang

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