International Making Cities Livable Conference
June 17 - June 21
The 56th International Making Cities Livable Conference (IMCL) will take place in Portland, OR on June 17-21, 2019 on the theme of “A Healthy City for ALL.”
The conference will bring together city officials, practitioners, and scholars in architecture, urban design, planning and urban affairs, public health, social sciences, and the arts from around the world to share experience and ideas.
IMCL conferences are unique in their holistic vision of the city, their emphasis on the interrelationship between the built urban environment and citizens’ well-being, and their explicit concern with values in urban decision making that enrich the quality of everyday life of the city’s inhabitants, especially children.
At the IMCL conferences special attention is paid to the indispensable role of public spaces for connecting the city’s inhabitants and developing community. Guiding these conferences is the conviction that we must make our cities not only ecologically sound, but also socially sustainable.