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February 10, 2021 — Projects & Programs

Wellbeing Cities 2019


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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 FoundationTransdev, 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 finalistsour jury  recognized Milan, Pune, Kigali, Lisbon, and Santa Monica were for their initiatives and for actively transforming urban life in the following categories:


In partnership with the City of Montréal and with the support of Mayor Valérie Plante, Wellbeing Cities 2019 was held in Montréal, Canada, on June 19-20 at the Centre des Sciences.

On top of the Wellbeing Cities finalists, 300 urban leaders showcased innovative and inspiring solutions from around the world. Delegates explored the best practices in city-led action to improve citizen wellbeing through workshops, panels, and debates.