Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Oregon
June 17th – 21st, 2019

40+ AICP CM Credits Available


We rejoice that many cities are becoming more healthy, with great improvements in walkability, bikeability, public transit, and access to community, nature and healthy food. We will hear from the best models around the world.

The URGENT CHALLENGE that we all face is that these goals are not reaching population groups most in need. Poor neighborhoods suffer the greatest health problems. We will hear from cities tackling these problems head on with outstanding programs for equitable, healthy neighborhoods. Join us in Portland to share solutions!



Mayor Rui Moreira, Porto, Portugal will receive the 2019 IMCL Joseph P. Riley Award and will tell us about his work in Making Porto a Healthy City for All, a magnificent program that includes social housing in the restored historic city; transformation of an abandoned valley into a neighborhood park; renovation of a historic market and slaughterhouse as integrative cultural, healthy food, small business, and social community spaces; and revitalization of poor neighborhoods.
Mayor Ada Colau, Barcelona, Spain will receive the 2019 City of Vision Award for the City’s work in Making Barcelona’s Neighborhoods Healthy and Equitable. During Mayor Colau’s leadership Barcelona has reclaimed neighborhood streets as everyone’s living room; introduced a city program to fight climate change; protected homeowners from unfair evictions; cracked down on Airbnb that drove out poor residents; and limited speculation and touristification of the city.

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Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Dr., former Freiburg Mayor and Governor, Sud-Baden, GERMANY Freiburg: Healthy Mobility for All

Mayor James Brainard, City of Carmel, IN. Protecting Health through Better Urban Design

Rukaiyah Adams, Chief Investment Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust, Portland, OR, USA. Albina Vision

Leah Treat, Mgt Dir, Nelson Nygard, Portland. OR, USA. Improving Health and Equity through Sustainable Transportation Planning

George Ferguson, CBE, PPRIBA, Architect, former Mayor, City of Bristol, UK. Urban Places for All

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH. Prof. Em, Dept. of Env. Sci, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. When Necessities Become Luxuries, How Can the Poor Live?

Lynn Peterson, President, METRO, Portland, OR, USA. Improving Health and Equity through Sustainable Planning in Portland’s METRO

Leilani Farha, Exec Director, Canada Without Poverty. Roots of Housing Unaffordability and Homelessness: Tools for Housing Equity.

We are delighted to welcome delegates to the 56th International Making Cities Livable Conference to Portland, and thrilled by the conference theme, “A Healthy City for ALL.”

This is an effort close to the heart of all Portlanders as we introduce strategies to make our neighborhoods healthier places to live, as we expand our programming to continue to produce housing units and to compassionately address homelessness.

Mayor Ted Wheeler
City of Portland

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