Milan has been selected as the Wellbeing City 2019

for their innovative Civic Crowdfunding Project

The prestigious Wellbeing City Award is the first international initiative to recognize and honour city governments placing wellbeing at the centre of urban planning and policy making.

Milan-2019 Wellbeing City

NewCities, together with partners Novartis Foundation, Novartis US Foundation, and the City of Montréal, is delighted to announce Milan, Italy, as the 2019 Wellbeing City.

Milan-2019 Wellbeing City

There are four Wellbeing City Laureates, selected within their categories:
Community: Santa Monica, USA for the Wellbeing Index
Economy and Opportunity: Pune, India for the Lighthouse project
Public Health: Kigali, Rwanda for the Kigali Car Free Day
Sustainable Environment: Lisbon, Portugal for the Pedestrian Accessibility Plan

Applications for the Award were reviewed by an esteemed Jury of Experts, including Arianna Huffington, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, and Daniel Libeskind. More than 100 cities from 27 countries were considered in this first year of the Award.

A formal ceremony acknowledging the Wellbeing City and Laureates will be held at The Wellbeing Cities Forum in Montréal on June 19 and 20, 2019.

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