Healthy Cities 2019: Urbanisation, Infrastructures and Everyday Life

1-3 May 2019, University of Manchester


This conference is concerned with the design, planning, implementation, maintenance and use of urban infrastructures (including, but not limited to, sanitation, transportation, health care and education); the social meanings underpinning infrastructural systems and their processes; wider environmental effects; and their human well-being outcomes (public health in particular).

We will discuss systems approaches and perspectives that place everyday life at the centre and take into account multiple scales (from the human body to the global climate), critical resources and human social systems to understand and address global infrastructure challenges:

  • Urban infrastructures and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): water, sanitation, waste, or related systems across varying spatial scales
  • Uses and experiences: everyday practices, individual and group experiences, well-being outcomes
  • Design and planning: circulating knowledges, policy mobilities, development paradigms, cultural bias, global/local relationships
  • Implementation and maintenance: finance, resources, models
  • Transdisciplinarity: conceptual frameworks, research design and methodologies
  • East Asian and comparative case studies: historic and contemporary accounts
  • Activist and community praxis, including decolonising approaches to infrastructural development, urban change, and resource/waste management
  • Education and dissemination: strategies, tactics and lessons learned

For more information, visit the conference website.

Conference convenors:
Dr Deljana Iossifova & Dr Alison Browne

Keynote speakers:
Prof Em Clara Greed, Dr Christoph Lüthi, Prof Nikolas Rose, Dr Farhana Sultana

This conference is generously supported by the University of Manchester’s Hallsworth Conference Fund; Complexity Planning and Urbanism at the Manchester School of Architecture; the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester; and the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester.

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