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Major New Research Hub to Address Urban Health

14 May, 2018

Healthy Lives, Healthy Planet: Major New Research Hub to Address Urban Health Inequalities & Sustainability

King’s College London is a partner in a major new research initiative which will examine how urban development can ensure healthy lives for all, whilst also protecting the planet.

The research partnership has been funded by a £10 million grant from the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Our Planet, Our Health’ programme. The new project will create one of the world’s leading research centres in this field: the ‘London Hub for Urban Health, Sustainability & Equality’.

King's involvement in the project is led by Professor Frans Berkhout, Executive Dean in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, and Professor Frank Kelly, Professor of Environmental Health, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.

King’s is collaborating on the Imperial-led arm of the project: ‘Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities’. Researchers from King’s will work with colleagues to examine health inequalities and policy responses in transport, housing, water and waste management, along with access to health and urban services. Research will focus on London (UK); Dhaka (Bangladesh); Vancouver (Canada); Beijing (China); Accra and Tamale (Ghana).