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Cities & Health

For a Special Issue on

Urban renewal and health equity through resilience and regeneration

Manuscript deadline
17 November 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Oliver Jones, HCD programme committee
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Marcus Grant, Editor-in-chief Cities & Health
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Urban renewal and health equity through resilience and regeneration

SALUS.Global is partnering with Cities & Health and seeks contributions for the Healthy City Design Congress special issue Urban renewal and health equity through resilience and regeneration. The special issue provides opportunities for both academic exposure, practitioner impact, and policy insight. See Healthy City Design Congress 2023 for full congress details.

Evidence shows us that, in towns and cities all over the world, local living environments frequently detract from population health and planetary health; whilst also exacerbating health inequities. However, many communities, practitioners, policy-makers and researchers are charting a more healthy and sustainable path for urban lives. One opportunity is through focusing on measures that improve local resilience. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach either locally or globally.

Urban policymakers, planners and practitioners are keen to activate measures that improve the lives of citizens and reduce health inequalities while, at the same time, addressing the wider considerations of planetary health. As such, health equity calls to social, economic and environmental justice.

As we strive toward making robust and lasting change, we pose the following questions for contributors to consider:

  • Is collaboration the way forward for urban renewal and resilience?
  • How can we chart our path towards more resilient cities using city planning and design as our tool?
  • Do we have models charting both a healthy and a sustainable path? If so, what are the implications for health equity?
  • Can we discern emergent soft, or hard, technologies that might provide the robust solutions we require?

We would especially like authors working in this area to use this special issue to share their personal experiences and their challenges.

Submission Instructions

In this special issue we want to showcase the wide range of approaches in the field of urban resilience and regeneration; these may be ‘on the ground’ practices, polices or research. In particular, we want to focus on the evidence-base for value and for impact; giving voice to people from a variety of environmental, cultural and political contexts.

We are looking for critical analysis, case studies, policy development, research outcomes and commentaries that demonstrate the value and impact of solutions that contribute to public health, social, economic and environmental resilience and regeneration. We welcome a wide range of article types, including image-based essays (see the full list of types of contribution available). We especially welcome papers that include a role for nature as an essential asset.

Submissions can relate to any of the conference sub-themes, which are: Homes and neighbourhoods; Urban design, placemaking and the public realm; Transport and mobility; Smart cities and urban tech; Planetary health; Work and workplace and Population health.

Contributors should ensure they select the special issue 'HCD: Urban renewal, equity and resilience' on submission.

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