Healthy Cities Conference: Imagining Healthy and Smart Cities of the Future - Building Towards Systematic and High Dimensional Change, a New Framework
The second annual Healthy Cities Conference: Imagining Healthy and Smart Cities of the Future - Building Towards Systematic and High Dimensional Change, a New Framework will be taking place virtually November 1 - 3. The event is hosted by the Implementing Smart Cities to Build Healthy Cities (SMART) Training Platform, funded by CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. SMART aims to equip the next generation of researchers to implement successful, scalable, and enduring solutions to healthy city challenges facing growing urban centers of all sizes in Canada and globally.
As cities around the world continue to grow, new ways of thinking and the implementation of innovative solutions are required to solve the many complex problems that are being identified. Attend this conference to learn more about today’s challenges and potential solutions for healthy cities, where we can all live, work and play.
The objectives of the annual conference include:
- To foster an interdisciplinary and intersectoral community of practice among researchers, trainees, practitioners and knowledge users interested in healthy cities
- To transfer knowledge of current issues, research and potential solutions related to healthy cities.
- To identify emerging priorities for healthy cities and research questions and training opportunities
Conference session topics and posters will span many areas related to healthy cities, including implementation science, convergence-by-design, food and health, Indigenous issues and equity, aging and chronic disease, transportation and housing, and training and policy.
Abstracts are due October 12, 2023. Details can be found on the SMART Training Platform website.