Planning Healthy Communities For All
49th International Making Cities Livable Conference
Environmental factors significantly contribute to obesity, chronic physical ill health, social isolation, violence and crime. The way we have built our cities has amplified these problems. The 49th International Making Cities Livable Conference on true urbanism will examine the evidence, and focus on ways to reshape the built environment to increase physical and social health and well-being.
From 20 to 24 May 2012 delegates - elected officials, practitioners and scholars in planning, public health, urban design, landscape architecture, transportation planning, pediatrics, human development, social sciences, land use development and architecture from around the world will get together in Portland, Oregon (USA) to discuss about how plan healthy communities for all. The Conference is accompanied by Exhibit on successful design for healthy inclusive communities.
Taking place in one of the greenest cities of the United States this international get-together will also offer walking tours focusing on topics such as ecoroofs or building a community and guided tours in selected Portland neighborhoods.
For more information please visit www.livablecities.org
Foto: One of the various farmer markets in Portland. Flickr © drburtoni