2008 International Healthy Cities Conference. Theme: city leadership for health and sustainable development health in all local policies, marking 20 years of the Healthy Cities movement in Europe

15–18 October 2008

City leadership for health and sustainable development and health in all local policies: marking 20 years of the Healthy Cities movement in Europe

The meeting provided an exciting forum to debate and shape visions and plans for the future and a wide range of opportunities to share results, gain knowledge and make contacts. Its objectives were:

  • to demonstrate the importance of action for health at the local and urban levels and the determinants of health and well-being in urban settings;
  • to explore the roles and implications of city leadership for health and sustainable development both locally and globally;
  • to address and debate emerging public health priorities in the urban context; and
  • to articulate goals and visions for the future and to strengthen political commitment and solidarity.