2019 | First Edition
A Celebration of Wellbeing in Cities
In the summer of 2018, NewCities launched the first ever Wellbeing Cities Award, in partnership with the Novartis Foundation, the City of Montréal, and in collaboration with the Toyota Mobility Foundation, Transdev, and the U.S. Green Building Council.
More than 70 cities from 30 countries across 5 continents participated throughout the year. After a two-round selection process and out of 16 shortlisted finalists, our jury recognized Milan, Pune, Kigali, Lisbon, and Santa Monica were for their initiatives and for actively transforming urban life in the following categories:
Their success stories prove what can be achieved when cities focus on creating a better quality of life for the community.