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58th ISOCARP World Planning Congress in Brussels 3-7 October 2022 “From Wealthy to Healthy Cities”

2021-12-23 | ISOCARP

The Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium has been selected as the host city for the 58th ISOCARP World Planning Congress. The congress will be organized from 3 to 7 October 2022, and will include technical tours, plenary sessions, walkshops, workshops and networking events.

The main events will take place in a remarkable venue in the city. Technical tours, walkshops and workshops will take place in the immediate surroundings or anywhere in the city depending on the projects and sites to be highlighted. Many events will be organized in cooperation with European and international institutions located in Brussels.

From Wealthy to Healthy Cities

Urbanism and planning are a driving force for the well-being and health of inhabitants. The theme allows a global debate on the evolution of post-pandemic cities and a better consideration of health in planning. In large cities, the health of inhabitants is influenced by the concentration of activities, social inequality, mobility pattern, air quality and climatic impacts. It is important to act on health determinants that can be tackled in an integrated way through planning, in particular the planning of public and green spaces, housing, mobility or eco-social inclusion.

The Brussels territorial development policy aims to improve the qualities of living, especially in the densest central neighborhoods, contributing to a healthy environment. Public and green spaces are part of this urbanity and fulfil many functions within the urban space such as social meeting, leisure, nature, etc. and are therefore indispensable for a healthy, livable city.

The congress will be an international platform to exchange the solutions at different territorial scales that urban planners and other experts in this field can bring.

Welcome to Brussels, the Capital of Europe!

Brussels is easy to reach by air, road and rail, but also easy to move around in. In this compact city, walking is a wonderful way to discover the historical centre and many places are a short ride away by bike, bus, tram, metro or train.

Brussels, a city and a region with an almost thousand-year history, is the n°1 destination for congresses and meetings in Europe and 2nd in the world. It is the n°1 association city in the world welcoming 2,250 headquarters. As the capital of Europe, it hosts major EU and international institutions, connected to a large network of expertise and resources.

With its human scale where each neighbourhood has its own identity, a strong tradition of hospitality, 183 nationalities, 108 different languages spoken and 3 official languages, Brussels is the most cosmopolitan city in Europe and the second most in the world. You will feel at home.

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Edited by Chai Ning