Turning Point Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) hosted the second in the series of City Health Conferences, in the interesting environment of the Glasgow Science Centre. Over the past year we have worked hard with our partners Knowledge- Action-Change to bring together what we think is an exciting and engaging array of international speakers and contributors.
The theme for the conference was “Creating healthy places for health futures”. The programme had been designed to examine current policy and practice in relation to public health and wellbeing in cities along with consideration of the future challenges for developing and sustaining healthy cities and a healthy public.
Taking place over two days, this international event examined current policy and practice in relation to public health in cities. It has a special focus on health behaviours and factors affecting health - including alcohol, sex, drugs, smoking, nightlife, entertainment venues, mental health, violence, tourism, food and diet, housing and migration, along with consideration of the future challenges for creating healthy cities and a healthy public.
'Managing unprecedented urbanization will be the defining challenge of this century.' David Wilson, World Bank - closing speech at CH2012 London.