GREETINGS

We are currently in an era of unprecedented and comprehensive transformation. Our world is plagued by a multitude of "mega-risks," including but not limited to warfare, economic recession, pandemics, and climate change. Additionally, rapid advancements in technology, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence and robotics, have led to a convergence of crises that demand urgent recognition and resolution.


This phenomenon, which we have come to call ‘Compound Globalized Risks’, underscores the urgent need for new global governance mechanisms that can effectively address the challenges of this new era. As we navigate the uncharted waters of the post-pandemic world, strong leadership is essential. It is for this reason that we have selected Incheon, which is South Korea's first city to fully integrate ubiquitous computing technology into its infrastructure and services, as the venue for our discussions aimed at developing new initiatives that will contribute to the building of a resilient, regenerative, and thriving city model, ultimately leading to a better world.


It is said that one man's power is weak, but the power of solidarity is strong, and we invite you to join us in Incheon to work towards a safer and more sustainable future.


Thank you.

YOO Jeong Bok

Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City

2024 WORLD HEALTH CITY FORUM

INVITATIONS

Just as human health and cities are inseparable, they are also inextricably related to the health of the planet. The destruction of nature by humans is having a huge impact on human civilization in the form of climate crisis, pandemics, and loss of biodiversity. Humanity’s impact on the Earth and its ecosystem has become so inevitable and critical that this century has been called the ʻAnthropocene.’


Unfortunately, as a result of this interaction between humans, cities, and the Earth, they are all becoming neither healthy nor safe. Now, to stop the vicious cycle of disaster locally or globally, we must work to create more resilient and sustainable cities. If we cannot give up ʻurbanization’ itself, the solution must be to create ʻhealthier’ cities. We invite you to the 2024 World Health City Forum under the theme ʻUrbanization and planetary health: how to make smart health cities?’

Yun-Chul HONG

Chair of Executive Committee

2024 WORLD HEALTH CITY FORUM

The 2nd WHCF will take place in the following principles

City-centere : Inviting over 80 global cities


Network-oriented : Emphasizes networking and convergence between academia, cities, and businesses


Platform-based : Platform for governments, international organi-zations, NGOs, and businesses to participate and use


ASEAN-focused : New growth through collaboration and solidarity among ASEAN countries and major cities

GREETINGS

We are currently in an era of unprecedented and comprehensive transformation. Our world is plagued by a multitude of "mega-risks," including but not limited to warfare, economic recession, pandemics, and climate change. Additionally, rapid advancements in technology, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence and robotics, have led to a convergence of crises that demand urgent recognition and resolution.


This phenomenon, which we have come to call ‘Compound Globalized Risks’, underscores the urgent need for new global governance mechanisms that can effectively address the challenges of this new era. As we navigate the uncharted waters of the post-pandemic world, strong leadership is essential. It is for this reason that we have selected Incheon, which is South Korea's first city to fully integrate ubiquitous computing technology into its infrastructure and services, as the venue for our discussions aimed at developing new initiatives that will contribute to the building of a resilient, regenerative, and thriving city model, ultimately leading to a better world.


It is said that one man's power is weak, but the power of solidarity is strong, and we invite you to join us in Incheon to work towards a safer and more sustainable future.


Thank you.



YOO Jeong Bok

Chairman of THE 2ND WORLD HEALTH CITY FORUM

Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City

INVITATION

Just as human health and cities are inseparable, they are also inextricably related to the health of the planet. The destruction of nature by humans is having a huge impact on human civilization in the form of climate crisis, pandemics, and loss of biodiversity. Humanity’s impact on the Earth and its ecosystem has become so inevitable and critical that this century has been called the ʻAnthropocene.’


Unfortunately, as a result of this interaction between humans, cities, and the Earth, they are all becoming neither healthy nor safe. Now, to stop the vicious cycle of disaster locally or globally, we must work to create more resilient and sustainable cities. If we cannot give up ʻurbanization’ itself, the solution must be to create ʻhealthier’ cities. We invite you to the 2024 World Health City Forum under the theme ʻUrbanization and planetary health : how to make smart health cities?’



Yun-Chul HONG

Chair, The 2ND World Health City Forum Executive Committee

The 2nd WHCF will take place in the following principles.

City-centered : Inviting over 80 global cities

Network-oriented : Emphasizes networking and convergence between

                                  academia, cities, and businesses

Platform-based : Platform for governments, international

                              organizations, NGOs, and businesses to participate

                              and use

ASEAN-focused : New Growth through Collaboration and Solidarity

                               among ASEAN Countries and Major Cities

ABOUT US

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World Health City Forum

info@worldhealthcityforum.org

(22004) 28F, G-Tower, 175, Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu,

Incheon, Republic of Korea


Seoul Office (03127) 11F, 190, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, 

Seoul, Republic of Korea

ⓒ World Health City Forum

ABOUT US

Sponsor

World Health City Forum

info@worldhealthcityforum.org

(22004) 26F, G-Tower, 175, Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Seoul Office (03127) 11F, 190, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

ⓒ World Health City Forum