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Creating healthier cities: share your ideas on new work practice

If you’ve got new workplace research, projects or ideas to share that can make our cities more sustainable and healthy, then the Healthy City Design International Congress wants to hear from you

Our cities stared into the abyss during the global pandemic. The concentration of people, resources and networks that gives the urban realm its raison d’etre was challenged by the effects of Covid-19. City centres emptied, working patterns and supply chains were disrupted, and urban communities faced unprecedented economic and psychological pressures.

The coronavirus crisis shone a harsh light over the urban landscape, revealing the deep scars of health and social inequalities as some citizens and workers fared far worse than others.

Picking up the pieces

For urban planners, architects, entrepreneurs, policymakers and public health professionals now charged with picking up the pieces and formulating a coherent approach to developing the post-Covid-19 city, there are important design issues to address – among them the future of work and workplace. New work patterns will be an important factor in making make our cities healthier and more sustainable places to live and work after the pandemic.

There will be a work-and-workplace stream at this year’s Health City Design International Congress which takes place on 11-14 October 2021 in a blended format with the title ‘Back from the Brink’.

WORKTECH Academy is once again partnering with congress organisers Salus Global and the Royal College of Art to present new ideas, practice and research on the future of work in cities. Academy director Jeremy Myerson is the academic chair of the congress. If you’d like to give a paper, share a poster or organise a workshop at the 2021 Health City Design International Congress, then we want to hear from you.

You have until 18 June to submit. Review the Call for Papers here and make your submission here.

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