18 Июля Haussmann 11:15 - 12:45  | Wellbeing, Strategy, Stability

From Treatment to Prevention. Health of the Citizens as a Focus of Urban Management

If two hundred years ago one ran a higher risk of dying from an infectious disease, the main health risk in today’s clean, convenient and technology-savvy cities is related to lifestyle. Although healthcare costs are swelling, it is evident that treatment is much more expensive than prevention of disease and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The cities that understand this are making continuous investments in order to reduce health risks. There is a range of possible strategies: from urban design that fosters active living to technological platforms that collect health data, inform citizens of the importance of disease prevention and health maintenance and anti-epidemic programmes. Management of public health risks is critical for sustainable social and economic development, and requires adjustment and reconfiguration of urban management.

  • What changes can we see in the approaches to public healthcare?
  • What are the current public health risk management practices in big cities?
  • How can urban planning help to create a healthy urban environment?
  • How does the city use smart technology to monitor public health?


David Melik-Guseinov
Director, Institute of Health and Medical Management, Department of Health of Moscow


Анна Попова
Carlos Dora
Visiting Professor, Columbia University
Cecilia Andersson
Manager of the Global Public Space Programme, UN-Habitat
Anton Kulbachevsky
Minister of Moscow Government
Alexei Khripun
Minister of Moscow Government
Vlada Saifetdinova
Medical Director, International Medical Cluster Foundation