CFP: The City and Complexity – Life, Design and Commerce in the Built Environment

June 17-19, 2020, CITY University of London, UK

Call (Health and Wellbeing Strand):

Healthy cities, environmental psychology, disability ‘by design’, accessibility and buildings, healthy buildings, design4Life, the walkable city, design and mood and more.

The World Health Organisation argues that city growth poses a major ‘urban health threat’ in terms of: infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases; and violence and injury from, amongst other things, road traffic. The World Institute of Psychology identifies multiple links between mood, behavior and the building and urban environments we inhabit, while the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research underlines how the design of places and spaces can actively exclude whole sections of society.

Set in this context, this conference seeks to share expertise from across the fields of health, wellbeing, architecture and urban planning. It is interested in healthy cities, health environments, sanitation and communicable disease, mental health and life in cities… and more.  Both conferences will lead to publications with several publishers, including Routledge.

Most recent publication: Designing for Health and Wellbeing: Home, City, Society. Vernon Press, 2019.

The specific call is for health and psychology professionals wishing to engage with scholars from diverse disciplines connected to public health and wellbeing in the context of the city. Examples include: architects, urban designers, sociologists, policy makers and economists examining the finances of city management.


Pre-recorded and Skype film presentation are available for delegates unable to attend in person. Pre-recorded presentations will be permanently available on the AMPS YouTube channel.


The conference is coordinated by City – University of London and PARADE in collaboration with AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society).

Contact Info:
Michael Reid and Cindee Hogan

Find more information on the website.

Call for papers

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Posted: May 13, 2019