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 sights 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


Brian Hall

Professor of Global Public Health, NYU Shanghai 


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

Christine Loh

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

Melanie Crane

Public Health Research Fellow,

The University of Sydney

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

Chun-Yen Chang