The International Making Cities Livable Conferences, initiated in Venice in 1985, are the longest continuing Conferences on urban livability and well-being. They have been called "wonderful conferences, the best conferences on cities" by Charleston's Mayor, Joseph P. Riley Jr.

IMCL Conferences have taken place in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria; Venice and Siena, Italy; London, UK; Freiburg, Germany; Portland, OR, San Francisco, Santa Fe, St. Augustine and Charleston SC in the US; and other cities in Europe and the US with more than 8,000 representatives from cities around the world.

The IMCL Conferences bring together city officials, practitioners and scholars in architecture, urban design, planning and urban affairs, health and social sciences and the arts, from around the world to share experience and ideas.

These unique Conferences recognize the interdependence of the human and built environment of the city. They show how all city-making decisions affect quality of life, and recommend policies (in planning, land use, urban design, architecture, urban space design and transportation planning) that promote well-being.

Future IMCL Conferences

IMCL Conferences are planned for Carmel, Indiana, San Diego and Savannah in the US; Bath, UK, Krakow, Poland, Padova, Italy and Strasbourg, France.

Members receive:

Principles of True Urbanism (15 page booklet)
50% discount off IMCL Conference registration
30% discount off IMCL publications, including:

Annual Membership Rates

Membership rates for individuals:

  • Individual member $195
  • Graduate students $100

Membership rates for cities, organizations, firms:

  • Up to 2 members $400
  • Up to 5 members $875
  • Up to 10 members $1,500

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