A second Edition Advancing and Celebrating Wellbeing in Cities

Wellbeing Cities Award 2020

After the call for applications launched in February 2020, the 2020 Wellbeing Cities Award laureates were recognized on September 15, 2020. Leaders of the five winning cities presented 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.

>>> [WATCH] Mayors of Buenos Aires, Bordeaux, Curitiba, New York City, and Curridabat give a speech for the Award Ceremony.

>> Full list of the 2020 Finalists

 

A Successful Second Edition

On September 15-17, 2020, more than 1,300 participants from over 90 countries joined us for our three-day, all-virtual program. This second edition of our flagship event connected 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.

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

[Full Playlist] Panels, keynotes, and workshops

 


The Declaration of Montreal on Wellbeing in Cities

On September 15, 2020, during the second edition of the Wellbeing Cities Forum, NewCities and the City of Montréal introduced the Declaration on Wellbeing in Cities.

We call on cities, local governments, corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions, and urban experts committed to advancing urban wellbeing to endorse the Declaration to show their ongoing commitment.