The International Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities: Making Cities Healthy for All (H-City)

Country: Hong Kong

City: Hong Kong

Abstr. due: 10.01.2016

Dates: 21.01.16 — 24.06.16

Area Of Sciences: Geography; Architecture;

Organizing comittee e-mail: hcity@hku.hk

Organizers: Department of Geography The University of Hong Kong

 

Aim and Topics   Welcome to H-City, an international conference about the geographies of health and living in cities. The conference will be held on 21-24 June 2016 in Hong Kong , China.  This conference focuses on spatial and place-based issues in the context of health, well-being, quality of life, climate, disease, and health care in cities. Contributions on all aspects of urban climate and environmental health research and its interactions with geography or GIScience are welcome. These may include but not limited to health and place, social inequalities, urban climate, environmental health, urban health risks, welfare policies, health and the life course, social science methodologies, and geospatial technologies for making a healthier city.   Conference Chairs   Poh-Chin Lai (Chairman) Chien-Tat Low (Co-Chair) Paulina PY Wong (Co-Chair)   Highlights   - CALL FOR ABSTRACT  Abstract submission deadline:  10 Jan 2016   - Keynote speakers updated    - Publication updated    - Conference Leaflet (1.1MB)     The following is a selection of conference topics for which the Conference Committee is particularly seeking contributions on. However, contributions on any topic in the fields of urban environmental research and applications are welcome. Sustainability Sustainable cities Environmental policy and planning Regional and urban development Ecological/environmental economics Natural resource management/protection Accountability and citizen engagement Nature in City Air/water/noise/light pollution Urban meteorology Climate change and urban effects Ecological risk assessment Environmental systems and management Urban Ecology & Biodiversity Health and Well-being Health disparities and inequalities Urban quality of life Healthy urban living and behaviors Disease prevention and health promotion Public health policy and challenge Well-being instruments/measures Spatial Technology Mobile health applications Real-time exposure monitoring Geospatial big data Quantitative/spatial methods GIS data representation and modeling Methodological issues

Conference Web-Site: http://geog.hku.hk/h-city/