As is customary for such a unique interdisciplinary event, Healthy City Design 2021 will feature a wide range of congress streams, in addition to this year’s plenary theme of ‘Back from the brink: Designing for climate, community and social value’.
HCD 2021 International Congress & Exhibition is a global forum for the exchange of knowledge on the research, policy and practice of designing healthy and sustainable cities and communities.
Attendees will develop their knowledge of the political, social and economic context, new policy directions, emerging practice, latest research findings, and skills and core competencies in designing, planning and commissioning city services, technology, infrastructure and real estate that improve people and planetary health. We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts on the following core themes and streams.
Who should submit a paper and attend?
The Healthy City Design International Congress & Exhibition attracts the world’s leading interdisciplinary policy thinkers, researchers and practitioners. The congress will be of interest to:
Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 400 words in English for any of the following: a) themed paper; b) poster; c) workshop.
The abstract should clearly state the background, purpose, methods, results and conclusions/implications. Presentations in all three formats can be focused on any of research, practice or theory. See here for more detailed Abstract Guidelines.
Each presentation will be delivered to an interdisciplinary audience, and each stream carefully curated to encourage an informed dialogue. Papers addressing more than one of the congress themes will be given preference. All abstracts will be subject to a rigorous blind peer-review process by the HCD 2021 programme committee. A carefully selected number will be chosen for oral presentation with a wider number presented as posters.
Proposals must be submitted using the abstract proposal form, available at www.healthycitydesign.global and MUST include the following:
The abstracts of the papers selected for presentation will be published in the Final Programme. Please note: the author(s) and/or co-author(s) are required to register and pay the registration fee to participate and present the paper at the congress. However, owing to the global pandemic, the form of this year’s congress is under continuous review, with the prospect that the congress will be held online using digital formats, as well as or instead of the physical event. We therefore encourage submissions for remote digital presentation as well as ‘in person’ attendance. The registration model will also be adjusted accordingly in these circumstances. Further guidance on the format will be available at a later date prior to publication of the preliminary programme.
Full edited versions of the papers and videos may be published on the SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange at www.salus.global following the congress. No paper will be published without the author’s consent. Papers can also be submitted to Cities & Health Journal for peer-review publication, edited by programme committee member Marcus Grant. For more information, visit: www.healthycitydesign.global
More information on the conference venue, hotel accommodation and registration fee will be available at www.healthycitydesign.global. All abstracts should be submitted online by the deadline 13 May.
Any enquiries should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.