Urban Transitions 2018

Conference themes

The programme will cover the following topics:


  • Conceptual models and frameworks for cities
  • Defining, measuring and aligning liveable, sustainable, resilient, healthy cities
  • Urban biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Addressing complexity in cities
  • Informal settlements
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainable development goals
  • The New Urban Agenda

Land use planning and transport planning

  • City governance and planning
  • Connecting land use and transport planning
  • Land use policies and travel behaviour
  • Healthy urban planning
  • Healthy urban transport policy measures
  • Designing for compact cities
  • Designing cities for healthy transportation
  • Greening of cities
  • Nature based solutions
  • Justice in urban and transport planning
  • Planning and social impacts

Planning and health

  • Urban planning and health
  • Transport planning and health
  • City governance and public health
  • Sustainable cities and health
  • Resilient cities and health
  • Climate change and health
  • Compact cities and health
  • Low carbon cities and health
  • Planetary health and cities
  • Pathways to healthy urban living
  • Sustainable development goals and health

Environment and health

  • Built environment, physical activity and health
  • Built environment and mental health
  • Built environment and physical health
  • Urban exposure and epidemiology of air pollution
  • Urban exposure and epidemiology of noise
  • Urban exposure and epidemiology of temperature and heat islands
  • Urban exposure and epidemiology of green space and biodiversity
  • Nature based solutions and health
  • Inequalities, environment and health
  • Environmental justice

Engagement, impacts and future planning

  • Community participation in planning
  • Citizens science
  • Impact of new technologies (Electric cars, autonomous vehicles)
  • Health impact assessment of urban and transport planning
  • Car free cities
  • Low carbon cities
  • Future (healthy) visions of cities
  • From science to practice
  • Barriers and facilitators for policy changes
  • Translating evidence
  • Education