The NewCities Summit gathered top entrepreneurs, policymakers, corporate leaders, designers and thinkers to work together to improve life in cities. The sixth edition of the Summit took place in Incheon Songdo, South Korea from June 7-9, 2017 on the theme Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing. The new city of Incheon Songdo has been built with sustainability and wellbeing at its very core. This emerging Asian hub is a unique and dynamic backdrop for one of the most critically important conversations of our time: the future wellbeing of our cities and those who live in them.
Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing
The theme for the NewCities Summit 2017 was Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing. Humans are now an urban species. To truly thrive, cities must increasingly become ecosystems of health and wellbeing, where each part works towards one goal: improving people’s quality of life. Old cities are being refashioned and recast as havens of wellbeing, while new cities are more and more placing people’s wellbeing at their heart from the earliest stages of the planning process. The most successful cities will engage citizens and empower them to harness new economic levers and urban tech to their advantage.