Facing tomorrow’s challenges, cities worldwide benefit from putting wellbeing at the heart of their approach. We see planning and policy making more inclined to public health investments, efforts to promote diverse and cohesive communities together with sustainable environments, and stronger local economies.
The Wellbeing Cities Award recognizes those initiatives by offering a powerful global platform to tell their story and inspire others.
In total, twenty cities across the world have been listed as leaders in their categories, with the City of Adelaide being selected as the only Australian finalist for the 2020 Wellbeing Cities Award.
The five categories each have four nominated cities.
Better urban health
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cape Town, South Africa
Philadelphia, United States
A vibrant urban economy
Brno, Czech Republic
Nature and biodiversity
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Curridabat, Costa Rica
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Glasgow, United Kingdom
El Paso, United States
New York, United States
Adelaide’s submission for the ‘Better urban health’ category focused on the Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot campaign.
Last summer, as record temperatures were broken, the City of Adelaide launched ‘Feeling Hot Hot Hot!’, a campaign to protect the health and wellbeing of the community by preparing them for extreme heat as a result of a changing climate. The campaign included a range of events, training, and community education activities.
Finalists will be announced at the annual 2020 Forum on September 15.
Find out more about our city’s submission, and the awards at https://newcities.org/wellbeingcity-award/