The Healthy Cities Commission is a UCL Grand Challenge project on the role that urban planning can and should play in delivering health improvements through reshaping the urban fabric of our cities.
© Julio Dávila
UCL-Lancet Healthy Cities Commission
Following the first UCL-Lancet Commission on the Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change (published in The Lancet on 16 May 2009), UCL and The Lancet collaborated again on a second Commission report.
The Healthy Cities Commission is a UCL Grand Challenge on Sustainable Cities project on the role that urban planning can and should play in delivering health improvements through reshaping the urban fabric of our cities. The project has involved 19 academics and students from a variety of disciplines led by Yvonne Rydin, Professor of Planning, Environment and Public Policy in the UCL Bartlett School of Planning.
The Commission's report, Shaping Cities for Health: the Complexity of Planning Urban Environments in the 21st Century, has now been published.
- Press Release - pdf
- Interview with the Chair of the Commission: Professor Rydin (video)
- Interview with Dr Julio Dávila (video)
- FT: Urban Ingenuity
- BBC News Online - How cities can become healthy places
- Daily Telegraph Environment section
- Daily Mail - Let workers wear shorts and take siestas to cope with rising temperatures, report urges
- Scientific American - Can the "Urban Advantage" Bring Better Global Health as City Populations Skyrocket?
- Voice of America - Report Calls for More Work to Promote Health in Growing Cities
- CBC (Canada) - Urban parks offer breath of fresh air for improved health
- Red Orbit - Improvements In Urban Planning Key To Protecting Global Health
- BBC Mundo (Spanish) - Cómo convertir a las ciudades en sitios más saludables
- Daily Express