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Healthy City Design 2023

16–17 October 2023
Call for Papers

Owing to a number of requests, we have extended the abstracts deadline for the Call for Papers for the 7th Healthy City Design 2023 International Congress & Exhibition.

Publication of papers

SALUS is partnering with the international Routledge journal Cities & Health to publish a Healthy City Design Congress Special Issue of Cities & Health, providing opportunities for both academic exposure, practitioner impact, and policy insight.

Plenary theme

This year’s plenary theme is ‘Urban renewal and health equity: Charting a sustainable path locally and globally’.

Policy to practice

When national governments go astray, it’s useful to have other people who can step in and drive the conversation in the right direction. In the urban health space, that means action on equity, planetary health, and the wider determinants of health.

Leadership and human-centred care

Health creation in the form of interventions that positively improve health and wellbeing should be the determining factor for built environment, planning and placemaking policies. That’s according to Prof Rachel Cooper OBE, who opened the second day of the Healthy City Design 2022 Congress with a keynote talk on ‘what creates healthy cities’.


In concluding the 6th Healthy City Design 2022 Congress, there was a chance to reward, celebrate and honour some of the leading lights of the event.

Healthy City Design 2023
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Endorsing partners

  • Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)
  • Cities & Health
  • Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health
  • The Academy of Urbanism
  • C3 Collaborating for Health
  • Urban Design Group
  • WorkTech Academy
  • Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN)
  • Health and Wellbeing in Planning Peer Support Network
  • Barcelona Institute for Global Health – ISGlobal
  • UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering
  • ISOCARP – International Society of City and Regional Planners
  • International Society for Urban Health
  • The LDN Collective
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • HDR
  • Llewelyn Davies
  • HLM Architects
  • Ryder Architecture
  • Urban Habitats
Award Sponsors