Keynote Speakers

Prof. Paul Cheung
Paul Cheung

National University of Singapore

Prof. Susan Elliott
Susan Elliott

University of Waterloo

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan
Mei-Po Kwan

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Prof. SV Subramanian
S (Subu) V Subramanian

Harvard University


Aim and Topics

Welcome to H-City, an international conference about the geographies of health and living in cities. The conference will be held on 21-24 June 2016 in Hong Kong , China.
This conference focuses on spatial and place-based issues in the context of health, well-being, quality of life, climate, disease, and health care in cities. Contributions on all aspects of urban climate and environmental health research and its interactions with geography or GIScience are welcome. These may include but not limited to health and place, social inequalities, urban climate, environmental health, urban health risks, welfare policies, health and the life course, social science methodologies, and geospatial technologies for making a healthier city.

Conference Chairs

Poh-Chin Lai (Chairman)
Chien-Tat Low (Co-Chair)
Paulina PY Wong (Co-Chair)


- Program Booklet (1.7mb)

- Conference Leaflet (1.3mb)

- Social Events updated

- Keynote topics updated


The following is a selection of conference topics for which the Conference Committee is particularly seeking contributions on. However, contributions on any topic in the fields of urban environmental research and applications are welcome.


Nature in City

Health and Well-being

Spatial Technology

Regular abstract submission are now CLOSED.