Wellbeing Cities Forum 2020

From Smart Cities to Wellbeing Cities

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The Wellbeing Cities Forum ordinarily takes place in Montreal, our host city. Due to the pandemic, however, we are thinking outside the box and going online! On September 15-17, 2020, participants from over 100 cities and 50 countries will be joining us for our three-day, all-virtual program. This second edition of our flagship event will connect our expansive network of local and international mayors, city leaders, corporate executives, and experts from non profits and academia, all committed to advancing urban wellbeing.

2019: First Edition Montreal


What topics will we cover?

As COVID-19 spread, it brought to public notice that our current cities and public spaces needed many improvements to place wellbeing at the center of our lives.

Our experts and guests will be weighing in on issues such as Civic Engagement, Housing for Health, Climate Migration, Resilience in Cities, Urban Biodiversity, Smart Cities, Equitable Mobility Future, and more.

The Forum will also connect and recognize the 2020 Wellbeing Cities Award laureates, with leaders of the five winning cities presenting their initiatives in the distinct categories: integrating nature and biodiversity; planning for better urban health; building a vibrant urban economy; supporting cohesive communities; and prioritizing wellbeing.



Why should you attend?

As the world continues to urbanize, and as 2020 has already showcased, cities are increasingly facing challenges of public health, economic development, social inequality, and environmental degradation. Urban leaders need to take an active role and transform urban life by placing wellbeing at the heart of their policy and planning.

We aim to highlight and promote global initiatives to give rise to the wellbeing movement, bringing together all urban players (public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors).


How will it work?

Don’t worry, we will guide you through every step!

  • Step 1: Register for the event.
  • Step 2: Our team will be regularly updating the event website and staying in touch with any key information.
  • Step 3: Connect! – Our team will send you a link via email to bring you to the event each day.

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For sponsorship opportunities or general enquiries, please contact hannah.mccasland@newcities.org.


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