An Urbanicity Alert: Register Now for City Health International 2017
REGISTER NOW for the 6th International City Health Conference

‘Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities’

‘Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities’ reflects the belief that measures and actions for health promotion and urban development are more effective if the affected populations play an active and co-decisive role in the process of design, development and delivery. Evidence demonstrates that such engagement and participation contributes to sustainable solutions, to a greater identification with urban public space and increased intergenerational communication.

Other benefits from this inclusivity can be seen in reducing inequalities and improving access to resources, both of which contribute to increased individual and community well-being. Measures for this include improved health status, increased life expectancy, a reduction in anti-social behaviours and increased social cohesion.

This approach also lends itself to implementation at neighbourhood, as well as city levels and enables many innovative ideas and practices to ‘road tested’ without wholesale reorganisation and consequent cost to the public purse.

This is an ‘inclusive’ conference, with presenters and participants including NGOs, community projects, advocacy groups, as well as urban and health planners, academics, policy makers and those who deliver services and interventions.

Programme for the conference now on-line

We are pleased to announce that the outline programme for the conference, including first confirmed speakers can be found here.


To participate in the conference, please see full details of fees and how to register here.

Venue & Travel

On the conference website we have a selection of hotels available till July/August. We advise you to book a place in advance. September in Basel is the time with many other events and accommodation can be limited. For more details click here.

We look forwards to seeing you in Basel in September.

The Conference Team


This is the sixth in the series of City Health conferences. It is hosted by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and organised by Knowledge•Action•Change.



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