2021 Wellbeing Cities

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ADVANCING AND CELEBRATING URBAN WELLBEING

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 1,500 global leaders and urban experts from all sectors online and in our Host City, Montreal, to move the discussion of wellbeing forward.

 

Avec le soutien du Gouvernement du Québec 
With the support of the Gouvernement du Québec 

La ville de Montréal, partenaire Mieux vivre en ville 2021
The City of Montréal, partner of the 2021 Wellbeing Cities Initiative

Our Wellbeing Cities initiative offers a program packed with podcasts, webinars, and keynotes with experts and city leaders.
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AWARD FINALISTS

Bogotá, Colombia 

District Care System

Bogotá promotes a new social and environmental contract, that focuses on closing inequality gaps, prioritizing population groups that have traditionally been the most vulnerable: women, poor households, and youngsters, and accelerating the implementation of SDG’s, to make Bogotá a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable city.

Chennai, India

Stride

This initiative promotes active mobility through evidence-based decision-making & citizen engagement to create a healthy and vibrant city.

Ramallah, Palestine

Forum of Expertise

Ramallah has been able to become a model city in Palestine and the region earned by its resilience in dealing with difficult political situations, environmental and health stresses. The Forum of Expertise is an initiative focusing on the health and wellbeing of senior citizens providing a number of intellectual, educational, social and cultural programs. 

Strasbourg, France

Sport in Favor of Inclusion & Citizenship for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Strasbourg is convinced that sport is a universal language that can significantly contribute to living together. Investing in sport allows exchanges between refugees and the local residents and thus helps to resolve tensions linked to social mixing through intercultural dialogue and understanding of the social codes of the society of residence.

Vancouver, Canada

Places for People - Downtown Vancouver

As the first Places for People project, the Downtown Public Space Strategy demonstrates how to address challenges in our city concerning climate, affordability, equity, reconciliation, the overdose crisis and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It establishes a 30-year vision for a complete public space and public life network that promotes the downtown as a place for all people to enjoy and participate.

MEET YOUR JURY 

After the deadline, we will review the submissions and shortlist the best
initiatives to submit to our jury.

The shortlisted cities will then pitch their projects to our jury members, who will vote in the five city-finalists, including the Wellbeing City of the year.

Vera Baboun

Former Mayor of Bethlehem

Kobie Brand

Global Director, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center and Regional Director, ICLEI Africa

Dan Hill

Director of Strategic Design,
Vinnova

Parag Khanna

Managing Partner,
FutureMap 

Charles Montgomery

Founding Principal,
Happy City 

Dr. Kalpana Viswanath

Practitioner of 
 Gender Inclusive Urbanisation & CEO of Safetipin

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