International Conference on Urban Health


Through its annual International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) and program activities, the ISUH serves as a platform for interdisciplinary academic researchers and educators, practitioners and policymakers from multiple sectors in government and the private sector.

Upcoming Conference

ICUH 2024 - CLICK HERE           

We welcome you to join our international network of interdisciplinary urban health researchers, policymakers, practitioners, business leaders, and grassroots community advocates to exchange ideas, advance research and drive action across sectors, transforming urban environments to improve health, equity, and environmental sustainability in cities worldwide. 


IMPORTANT - We have been made aware of another organization advertising The International Research Conference's ICUH 2024 International Conference on Urban Health in Paris. This is NOT our conference and we want to be sure all those interested in attending do not mistakenly think they are signing up for our conference. The link above provides the official website for our conference including registration, abstract submission, etc.


18 - 21 November 2024 | Marrakesh, Morocco

20th International Conference on Urban Health

Growing Our Global Community. Driving Action. Ensuring Equity.

The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) is delighted to invite you to join our 20th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco 18 - 21 November 2024. 

There is a growing body of urban health research and evidence, yet gaps exist in knowledge generation, translation, and application for urban design and health practice. Cross-sectoral collaboration and multidisciplinary training and action are needed to better bridge disciplines and better define urban health within a global context. The ICUH serves as a key convergence point to advance and support the generation, exchange, and application of urban health programs and policies.

The theme for ICUH 2024 is A Healthier Horizon: Activating Urban Health Strategies for a Climate Resilient Future. During this year’s conference, we connect a uniquely global network of leaders working to advance urban health to discuss how urban health knowledge and approaches and can drive greater climate mitigation, adaptation and action in cities across the globe.

Join us as we unpack the mobilization of resources to support the climate and health conversation in cities, impacting urban dwellers today and for future generations. 

Working with leading researchers, urban planners, private innovators, philanthropy and non-governmental and multilateral bodies, we will identify the most promising transdisciplinary solutions for tackling climate justice, addressing the mental health impacts of climate change, designing neighborhoods that mitigate and adapt to a changing climate, how health systems impacts climate change, and other pressing global challenges related to climate change impacts on health and wellbeing in cities. 


History of the Conference


19 Conferences

5 Continents

12 Countries

16 Cities

1 Virtual

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Conference Locations, Titles and Hosts Through the Years

ICUH2022 - Valencia, Spain

Growing Our Global Community. Driving Action. Ensuring Equity.

City of Valencia / The University of Valencia


ICUH2021 - Latin America [Virtual]

Transforming our Collective Urban Future: Learning from COVID-19

SALURBAL and Project Partners Across Latin America


ICUH2019 - Xiamen, China

People Oriented Urbanization: Transforming Cities for Health and Well-Being

Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Science, Chinese Academy of Engineering


ICUH2018 - Kampala, Uganda

Managing Urbanization for Health: A Priority for all Nations

Uganda National Academy of Sciences


ICUH2017 - Coimbra, Portugal

Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

University of Coimbra


ICUH2016 - San Francisco, California, USA

Geography & Urban Health / Place & Health

The International Society on Urban Health and the Association of American Geographers


ICUH2015 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Urban Health for a Sustainable Future: The Post 2015 Agenda

Eminence Associates for Social Development and the Bangladesh Urban Health Network


ICUH2014 - Manchester, England

Crossing Boundaries: Partnerships for Global Urban Health

The University of Manchester


ICUH2012 - Paris, France

Health & Space

University of Paris West


ICUH2011 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Urban Health Action Towards Equity

School of Medicine of the Federal University of Minas Gerais


ICUH2010 - New York, NY, USA

Good Governance for Healthy Cities

The New York Academy of Medicine


ICUH2009 - Nairobi, Kenya

Meeting Urban Health Needs through Innovative Research, Policies and Interventions

The African Population and Health Research Center, and the Government of Kenya


ICUH2008 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Knowledge Integration: Successful Interventions in Urban Health

University of British Columbia


ICUH2007 - Baltimore, MD, USA

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Achieve Behavior Change and Improve Health

The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland


ICUH2006 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Population Mobility and Its Effect on Urban Health

Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam


ICUH2005 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Achieving Social Justice in Urban Communities

Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital


ICUH2004 - Boston, MA, USA

The Global Urban Health Agenda: Setting Priorities and Building Infrastructure

Northeastern University


    ICUH Host Terms of Reference

    To learn more about the benefits in, and requirements of hosting ICUH in your city, click on the button below for the complete Terms of Reference.

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    Interested in hosting ICUH in your city?

    Complete this form in its entirety indicating the information for the individual in your organization authorized to sign agreements, and SUBMIT. Your information will then be reviewed by our offices and we will contact you with any questions.

    We look forward to working with you and your city to continue to grow our global community!