Conference on Urban Health – China

A distance view of a city across a river.A call for papers is now open for 16th International Conference on Urban Health: People Oriented Urbanisation – Transforming cities for health and well-being. It will be held 4-8 November 2019, in Xiamen, China. Abstract submissions close 19 April 2019.  The key topics are:

1.         Integrated Governance, Resilience and Health Risk Reduction
2.         Climate Change and Healthy Cities
3.         Economy, Trade, Employment and Social Inclusion
4.         Emerging Diseases, Healthcare and Public Services
5.         Urban-Rural Recoupling, Soil Security and Migration
6.         Liveable Urban Environments, Urban Planning and Design

“While urban infrastructure development and population dynamics continue to be major drivers of urbanisation, cities need to transform to achieve the ambitious goals of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). People’s health and wellbeing are at the heart of any urbanization process and calls for innovative, integrative and intelligent transformations in all sectors of the urban system.”

The venue is the Swiss Grand Xiaman Hotel with views of Gulangyu Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.