Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health (CUSSH) is a five-year Wellcome Trust funded project that will deliver key global research on the systems that connect urban development and population health. Since 2018, CUSSH has worked with thirteen partner organisations across four continents to help cities develop in ways which improve population health and environmental sustainability.
In each of six cities London (UK), Rennes (France), Kisumu and Nairobi (Kenya), and Beijing and Ningbo (China) its work focuses both on local priorities and city-scale actions aligned with planetary health.
“Cities are complex systems with unique contexts and priorities. Our approach is to engage with partner cities in a participatory process to build a shared understanding of the multiple interactions between different parts of the urban system that will inform the development and implementation of new city policies.
Professor Michael Davies (CUSSH Program Director)