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.
Our Wellbeing Cities initiative offers a program packed with podcasts, webinars, and keynotes with experts and city leaders.
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
Listen to Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante’s introduction of the 2021 Wellbeing Cities edition and her vision of urban wellbeing.
OUR 2021 WELLBEING CITY
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.
This initiative promotes active mobility through evidence-based decision-making & citizen engagement to create a healthy and vibrant city.
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.
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.
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.
THE 2021 JURY
Former Mayor of Bethlehem
Global Director, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center and Regional Director, ICLEI Africa
Director of Strategic Design,
Dr. Kalpana Viswanath
Gender Inclusive Urbanisation & CEO of Safetipin
HEAR FROM OUR 2020 WINNERS