Health challenges

Several emerging health problems threaten to reduce the health status, quality of life and well-being of urban residents and communities. In order to meet the challenges posed by people’s lifestyles and exposure to urban environments, there is a crucial need to explore innovations in policies, interventions, institutions and research methods of enhancing population health outcomes. The Healthy Urban Living team is actively undertaking research in health care innovation, new policy and governance initiatives, as well as innovative data collection and data-integration techniques and GIS methods.¬†

The Healthy Urban Living team includes experienced researchers and policy makers across the fields of innovation studies, urban geography, spatial planning, cardiovascular diseases and risk science amongst others.