Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health



CUSSH has worked with two partner cities in China to understand the most pressing environment and health concerns and the potential of different development strategies to achieve desired goals. By using participatory engagement and evidence development, the aim is to help create inclusive solutions to the cities’ environment and health challenges, and inspire broader city-wide changes based on scientific evidence.

The challenge faced by our cities is how to achieve green and sustainable development on the premise of ensuring stable economic growth. CUSSH aims to identify city-wide changes, significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and dramatic improvement of air quality which will contribute a lot to the sustainability of urban development in cities in China.’
Professor Liu Qi-yong - Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chief Scientist for climate change and health adaptation