The Third Annual Healthy Cities Conference:

Entry points for Solutions at Scale for Prosperous and Resilient Urban and Rural Circular Economies

Healthy Cities Conference

As cities worldwide continue to expand, there is a pressing need for new perspectives and innovative solutions to address the complex problems that arise. Attendees of this conference will gain insights into today’s challenges and potential solutions for fostering healthier cities, where people can live, work, and play.

The Healthy Cities conference aims to bring together researchers, trainees, practitioners, and knowledge users with an interest in building healthy cities to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange. By facilitating discussions on current issues, research findings, and potential solutions, the conference aims to identify emerging priorities for healthy cities and opportunities for further research and training.

The conference program will feature sessions and posters covering a wide range of topics related to healthy cities. These may include implementation science, convergence-by-design, food and health, Indigenous issues, equity, transportation, and housing, as well as training and policy.


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Healthy Cities Conference June 24, 2024
Circular Economy Hotspot Conference June 25 – 27, 2024


Student Registration:

  • Early Bird Rate (Until May 19th, 2024) – $50.00
  • Standard Rate (May 20th – June 16th, 2024) – $100.00

Regular Registration:

  • Early Bird Rate (Until May 19th, 2024) – $125.00
  • Standard Rate (May 20th – June 16th, 2024) – $250.00

Registration includes: all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments, and access to the joint evening reception.

For inquiries regarding abstracts or the conference programming, contact: [email protected]

If you have questions regarding registration, contact Conference Services at the University of Guelph at 519-824-4120 ext. 53350 or via email at [email protected].

Circular Economy Hot Spot Conference

June 24th – 27th, 2024

We are excited to announce that the Healthy Cities Conference will be opening the International Circular Hotspot conference, a dynamic four-day event uniting researchers and action leaders to advance circular economy initiatives in urban and rural areas, both domestically and internationally.

A joint evening reception will be held Mon Jun 24th to close our conference and start the International Circular Economy Hot Spot Conference. The International conference will explore interconnected topics such as agriculture, food, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and urban planning. With diverse perspectives from various sectors, this collaborative week aims to catalyse tangible, real-world change for Healthy Cities in Canada and globally. Learn more about the Circular Economy Hotspot conference here!


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