Projects & Programs

Connected Communities: For a Healthy and Inclusive Montréal

Nov 22, 2022

Our most recent initiative on urban wellbeing, Connected Communities explores local and community solutions that are improving urban health, strengthening residents’ feelings of pride and belonging, and responding to challenges faced by the region of Montréal in housing, mobility, and food security.

New Housing Solutions

Sep 16, 2022

Our housing initiative, “New Housing Solutions” is dedicated to understanding the challenges posed by the complex nature of urban housing across the world and exploring innovations in affordability, community, and health.

New Urban Champions

Sep 16, 2022

New Urban Champions is an initiative created to showcase the most successful, but less frequently told stories of collaboration, growth, and problem-solving happening in cities that deserve a greater share of the spotlight. Our upcoming edition will take place in Florence in Februrary 2023.

Care and Public Policy: A Strategy for Reducing Gender Gaps in Bogotá

Jul 01, 2021

[español abajo] By Diana María Parra In December 2020, Bogotá launched an updated Public Policy for Women and Gender Equity (PPW&GE). It responds to the historical confluence of diverse factors such as the positioning of the international agenda on women’s rights, the influence of women’s social movement and its organizational expressions, and the political will…

Wellbeing Cities 2021 | Rethinking Public Health [panel]

Jun 30, 2021

WELLBEING CITIES INITIATIVE Rethinking Public Health Replay & Takeaways Inextricably linked with the social and economic wellbeing of communities, public health is foundational to a thriving society, yet continues to be a major challenge facing cities. In this panel, experts will discuss what we’ve learned about equity and wellbeing over the last year through the…

Transforming Women’s Unpaid Care Work in Times of the Pandemic

Jun 28, 2021

By Diana Rodríguez Franco In Bogotá, the unpaid care burden falls disproportionately on women who, on average, devote 3 hours more daily to this type of work than men. Care work is usually unpaid, undervalued, and assumed to be a female responsibility in a male chauvinistic culture that overlooks the social and economic contributions of…

Democracy Without Household Justice is Not Democracy

Jun 25, 2021

By Diego Cancino All people have the right to care services, which are related to individual and social survival. It is the way life reproduces in its material and symbolic dimension. It is vital for the maintenance and development of the social fabric, which is why there must be equity in its provision between the…

Unlocking Wellbeing through Connectivity

Jun 23, 2021

WELLBEING CITIES INITIATIVE Unlocking Wellbeing through Connectivity Replay & Takeaways While we’ve all been living a more local life over the last year, mobility demands have transformed dramatically in our cities, making more sustainable practices commonplace for many and underscoring the need for coexistence among modes. In this session, we sit down with leaders who…

Wellbeing Cities 2021 | Investing in a Decarbonized Urban Economy [panel]

Jun 11, 2021

WELLBEING CITIES INITIATIVE Investing in a Decarbonized Urban Economy Replay & Takeaways We know that climate change poses the single greatest threat to our health, livelihoods, and cities. But how do we unravel the many pieces of our economies and industries that are deeply intertwined with unsustainable, carbon-heavy methods that brought us here in the…

Wellbeing Cities 2021 | Program

May 11, 2021

DISCOVER OUR PROGRAM:  Experts and city leaders share common goals and challenges in podcasts, webinars and keynotes. The Wellbeing Cities initiative celebrates cities around the world transforming urban life by placing wellbeing at the heart of their policy and planning. Since 2018, the Wellbeing Cities Award has recognized more than 40 cities on all five continents and  gathered more than…