Our vision is to be a leader in creating a healthy and equitable European city

Healthy Cities 21st Century


  • Hilton Hotel Belfast
    Friday 14 November 2014
    9.30am - 3.30pm
    The conference, featuring Riccardo Marini, Gehl Architects and Gabriel Scally, WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments will share experience and expertise from leaders in the field of reuniting planning, place making and health and aims to share fresh thinking that can help inform new ways of working in the context of local government reform.

  • International Healthy Cities Conference

    This week the International Healthy Cities Conference marks 25 years of the European and global Healthy Cities movement. The movement represents one of the most enduring and thriving international public health initiatives. This Conference offers the opportunity to celebrate and take stock of the collective achievements of Healthy Cities, which are based on the leadership and creativity of hundreds of cities across Europe and around the world.

  • Belfast Healthy Cities would like to welcome children and their parents to a ‘Planning my City’ Event. The event will be hosted by the Ulster Museum in the Discover Arts Zone and will run over four days from Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 October from 10am to 4pm each day.

  • Belfast Healthy Cities took top place in a competition for best poster presentation at the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Open Conference which took place at Titanic Belfast on 14 October.

    The poster, which is available to download by clicking this article, features a Walkability Assessment for Healthy Ageing report, which gives an overview of a pilot project which developed an age-friendly assessment tool to gauge how accessible the built environment is for older people, conducted as part of Belfast’s application to be a WHO Age-friendly city.

  • Following the significant interest in and success of the Belfast Healthy City 25th Anniversary Awards in 2013, we are delighted to announce the WHO Belfast Healthy City Awards 2014. This year awards will be presented in three categories in recognition of excellence in addressing a WHO Core theme.

    Category 1: Healthy Places

    Category 2: Healthy Living 

    Category 3: Promoting Health Equity

  • KidsSpace returned once again to Culture Night Belfast on Friday 19 September.

    Since 2011, KidsSpace events have transformed city spaces including St Anne’s Square; Buoys Park; Writers Square; Belfast City Hall; Urban Soul Cafe and an unused unit in CastleCourt Shopping Centre into welcoming spaces for families and children.

  • This year, to celebrate 25 years as a healthy city, Belfast Healthy Cities launched the Healthy City Annual Bursary award to support a study visit to a European Healthy City or Network. The inaugural award was made to Anne McNally, DHSSPS, who visited Oslo to study public health legislation.

  • Children Outline Their Vision for Belfast at City Hall

    School children from across Belfast put policy makers in the spotlight in City Hall as they set out their priorities when it comes to making the city ‘child friendly.’ The event on Monday 16 June was co-ordinated by Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organization body in Belfast.

Reuniting Planning and Health Conference 14 November


Speakers include Riccardo Marini, Gehl Architects and Gabriel Scally, WHO. Booking now open.

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Walkability Assessment for Healthy Ageing Resources

Recommendations poster and full report available to download

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KidsSpace @ Culture Night Belfast 2014

KidsSpace — where children make city space their own was once again at Culture Night Belfast.

Contact Details

Belfast Healthy Cities - Company Reg No NI31042
Registered Office: Gordon House, 22-24 Lombard Street, Belfast BT1 1RD
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