The 23rd International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities will be held on 16-19 October 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference will be held in partnership with the University of Rwanda and the City of Kigali.
The 23rd edition of the annual International Walk21 Conference will be the first one to be held on the African continent. Join us for Kigali Car-Free Day on Sunday 15 October and explore the city on foot with the local community.
The conference will focus on affordability of walking infrastructure, financing, governance, road safety and low-income communities. You will be able to participate through plenary sessions, scientific discussions, training sessions, workshops, design hubs, walkshops and site visits.
The conference is open to everyone including politicians, government staff, NGOs, academics, planners, architects, engineers, health professionals, students and citizens.
The conference series
Since 2000, the annual Walk21 International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities celebrates the importance of walking as a transport, health, equity and climate solution. The conference series advances the international agenda for walking. It leaves a lasting local legacy that helps streets become safer, more comfortable, more enjoyable, healthier, more connected and inclusive for people of every age, ability, gender and income.
Previous editions were held on locations including Barcelona, Bogotá, Calgary Ireland, Hong Kong, London, Munich, New York, Rotterdam, Seoul, Sydney, Vancouver and Vienna.