Global Centre on Healthcare & Urbanisation
July 19, 2021
The growing world population is increasingly centred in urban areas. Advances in many aspects of healthcare mean that people are living longer, but rapid and often unplanned urbanisation has impacted their quality of life. Unhealthy diets, reduced physical exercise, and other poor lifestyle choices, have increased demands on healthcare systems and led to greater numbers of premature deaths. Poorly planned urban development has increased pollution, affected housing standards, reduced access to green spaces, and fostered stress-related illness.
The Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation at Kellogg College has been established to foster a better understanding of the interaction between these two disciplines to make urban centres environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable, and to provide an environment that supports and sustains health and wellbeing. The centre draws on the strength and expertise of College members, and its creation is an example of Kellogg’s tradition of cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Read more at About us – Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation (gchu.org.uk)