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

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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. 


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IMPORTANT - We have been made aware of another organization advertising The International Research Conference's ICUH 2022 International Conference on Urban Health in Vienna. 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.


18th International Conference on Urban Health

Growing Our Global Community. Driving Action. Ensuring Equity.

24-27 October 2022 | Valencia, Spain


The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) is delighted to invite you to join our 18th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) taking place in Valencia, Spain, 24-27 October 2022. 

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 2022 is Growing Our Global Community. Driving Action. Ensuring Equity. During this year’s conference, we aim to connect all global stakeholders working within the urban health realm to drive action and ensure equity across cities and regions. We will explore how urban health can connect with other urban and global agendas, such as climate change, planetary health and sustainable development. We will explore models for engagement and empowerment, prioritizing and defining equity across communities, how biodiversity and natural elements can play a role in healthy urban futures, and ways to reduce climate impacts for all.  

ICUH 2022 will take place in-person and will also offer select sessions virtually. The program will include more practice-oriented discussions, workshops, special exhibitions and site visits to local projects. Our two venues, the Botanical Gardens and La Petxina Cultural-Sporting Center, offer innovative and inspiring environments for the conference events.  



History of the Conference

ICUH


18 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


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ICUH2021 - Latin America [Virtual]

Transforming our Collective Urban Future: Learning from COVID-19

SALURBAL and Project Partners Across Latin America


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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


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ICUH2018 - Kampala, Uganda

Managing Urbanization for Health: A Priority for all Nations

Uganda National Academy of Sciences


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ICUH2017 - Coimbra, Portugal

Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

University of Coimbra


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ICUH2016 - San Francisco, California, USA

Geography & Urban Health / Place & Health

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


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ICUH2015 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Urban Health for a Sustainable Future: The Post 2015 Agenda

Eminence Associates for Social Development and the Bangladesh Urban Health Network


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ICUH2014 - Manchester, England

Crossing Boundaries: Partnerships for Global Urban Health

The University of Manchester


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ICUH2012 - Paris, France

Health & Space

University of Paris West


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ICUH2011 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Urban Health Action Towards Equity

School of Medicine of the Federal University of Minas Gerais


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ICUH2010 - New York, NY, USA

Good Governance for Healthy Cities

The New York Academy of Medicine


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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


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ICUH2008 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Knowledge Integration: Successful Interventions in Urban Health

University of British Columbia


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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


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ICUH2006 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Population Mobility and Its Effect on Urban Health

Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam


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ICUH2005 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Achieving Social Justice in Urban Communities

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


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ICUH2004 - Boston, MA, USA

The Global Urban Health Agenda: Setting Priorities and Building Infrastructure

Northeastern University


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