Urbanization and Planetary Health :
How to Make Smart Health Cities?

Urbanization and Planetary Health :

How to Make Smart Health Cities?

Background and Concept of the Forum

Recognizing the intricate interconnection between human well-being, urban habitats, and the broader health of our planet underscores the urgent need for collaborative action. Human endeavors have left an indelible mark on nature, precipitating dire consequences such as the climate crisis, pandemics, and unprecedented natural calamities. This complex interplay among humanity, cities, and the Earth poses significant threats to the safety and prosperity of all inhabitants. To break free from this perilous cycle, concerted efforts are essential to cultivate resilient and sustainable cities.

Background and Concept of the Forum


Recognizing the intricate interconnection between human well-being, urban habitats, and the broader health of our planet underscores the urgent need for collaborative action. Human endeavors have left an indelible mark on nature, precipitating dire consequences such as the climate crisis, pandemics, and unprecedented natural calamities. This complex interplay among humanity, cities, and the Earth poses significant threats to the safety and prosperity of all inhabitants. To break free from this perilous cycle, concerted efforts are essential to cultivate resilient and sustainable cities

With this imperative driving us forward, we are pleased to unveil the World Health City Forum 2024, centered on the theme ‘Urbanization and Planetary Health: How to Make Smart Health Cities?’. This theme recognizes the urgent need for cities to come together and address the pressing challenges posed by mega-risks, such as climate change, pandemics, and population ageing. Faced with these multifaceted risks, the future of humanity hinges upon finding effective solutions. The Forum's focus on establishing a response strategy at the city level goes beyond mere political declarations, economic measures, or health care policies. It emphasizes the importance of proactive leadership and strategic planning to confront these complex problems head-on. By fostering collaboration and sharing innovative approaches, the Forum aims to overcome the current problems that hinders humanity's ability to tackle these formidable challenges.

Through discussions, knowledge exchange, and the collective wisdom of participants, the World Health City Forum 2024 strives to chart a path toward resilient cities that are prepared to withstand and adapt to mega-risks. The outcomes and strategies developed during this Forum have the potential to shape the future of cities and positively impact the lives of countless individuals worldwide. For this discussion and to initiate a new strategy of collaboration for sustainable healthy living conditions, the World Health City Forum 2024 will be co-hosted by the Incheon Metropolitan City and World Health City Forum Corporation.

With this imperative driving us forward, we are pleased to unveil the World Health City Forum 2024, centered on the theme ‘Urbanization and Planetary Health: How to Make Smart Health Cities?’. This theme recognizes the urgent need for cities to come together and address the pressing challenges posed by mega-risks, such as climate change, pandemics, and population ageing. Faced with these multifaceted risks, the future of humanity hinges upon finding effective solutions. The Forum's focus on establishing a response strategy at the city level goes beyond mere political declarations, economic measures, or health care policies. It emphasizes the importance of proactive leadership and strategic planning to confront these complex problems head-on. By fostering collaboration and sharing innovative approaches, the Forum aims to overcome the current problems that hinders humanity's ability to tackle these formidable challenges.

Through discussions, knowledge exchange, and the collective wisdom of participants, the World Health City Forum 2024 strives to chart a path toward resilient cities that are prepared to withstand and adapt to mega-risks. The outcomes and strategies developed during this Forum have the potential to shape the future of cities and positively impact the lives of countless individuals worldwide. For this discussion and to initiate a new strategy of collaboration for sustainable healthy living conditions, the World Health City Forum 2024 will be co-hosted by the Incheon Metropolitan City and World Health City Forum Corporation.

Key Objectives


The forum calls on academia, civil society, and governments, from the local to the international level, to advocate for a "Smart, Healthy and Resilient Community." This is necessary to address the unprecedented challenges of climate change, ageing populations, and newly emerging diseases and will facilitate city strategies and programs to bolster resilience and alliance

Main Theme

Key Objectives

The forum calls on academia, civil society, and governments, from the local to the international level, to advocate for a "Smart, Healthy and Resilient Community." This is necessary to address the unprecedented challenges of climate change, ageing populations, and newly emerging diseases and will facilitate city strategies and programs to bolster resilience and alliance.

Main Theme

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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