Conference themes

The programme will cover the following topics:

1 Cities (Concepts)

1.1 Conceptual models and frameworks for cities

1.2 Defining, measuring and aligning liveable, sustainable, low carbon, smart, resilient, equitable,
car free, compact, and/or healthy cities

1.3 Addressing complexity in cities

1.4 Informal settlements

1.5 Sustainable development goals and cities

1.6 The New Urban Agenda and future directions

1.7 Future (healthy) visions of cities (car free, low carbon….)

1.8 Characterising urbanization using technology (e.g. remote sensing, personal sensing, google view etc)

1.9 Climate change and cities

2 Land use and transport (interrelations, planning, design and engineering)

2.1 City governance and planning

2.2 Connecting land use and transport planning

2.3 Land use policies and travel behaviour

2.4 Healthy urban planning

2.5 Healthy urban transport policy measures

2.6 Designing compact cities

2.7 Designing resilient cities

2.8 Designing cities for healthy transportation

2.9 Impact of new technologies (electric cars, autonomous vehicles)

3 Planning, environment and health (exposures, epidemiology, health impacts)

3.1 Urban planning and health

3.2 Transport planning and health

3.3 City governance and public health

3.4 Smart cities and health

3.5 Built environment, physical activity and health

3.6 Built environment and mental health

3.7 Built environment and physical health

3.8 Urban exposure and epidemiology of air pollution

3.9 Urban exposure and epidemiology of noise

3.10 Urban exposure and epidemiology of temperature, heat islands and climate change

3.11 Informal settlements and health

3.12 Health impact assessment of urban and transport planning

3.13 Planetary health

3.14 Evaluations of urban interventions (environment, climate, health etc)

3.15 Sessions of  invited projects (e.g. iMAP, Healthy Polis)

3.16 Urban and transport planning and COVID-19

4 Nature based solutions/green cities

4.1 Urban biodiversity and ecosystems

4.2 Greening of cities

4.3 Nature based solutions

4.4 Urban exposure and epidemiology of green space and biodiversity

4.5 Nature based solutions and health

4.6 Health impact assessment of nature based solutions and green space

5 Justice and inequality

5.1 Justice in urban and transport planning

5.2 Planning and social impacts

5.3 Inequalities, environment and health

5.4 Environmental justice

6 Engagement, impacts and education

6.1 Stakeholder engagement

6.2 Community participation in planning

6.3 Citizens science

6.4 From science to practice

6.5 Barriers and facilitators for policy changes

6.6 Translating evidence

6.7 Education