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Urban health COVID-19

Social distancing markings on a sign
Rowena Estwick
Rowena Estwick
National and International Partnerships Manager (on secondment)
Opinion
25 Aug 2021

Those most affected by the pandemic must be heard to shape a fair and healthy recovery

Rowena Estwick talks about the need for an equitable research approach to create policies with impact.

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Health effects of air pollution

Construction site in south London
Daniel Marsh
Programme Manager, Centre for Low Emission Construction
Opinion
23 Aug 2021

Why it’s vital for the construction sector to be engaged in improving air quality

An opinion piece from our partner, the Centre for Low Emission Construction.

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Urban health

Borough Market
Anna Tarkington
Anna Tarkington
Data Partnerships Manager
Data
21 Jul 2021

How we’re building on our Urban Health Index

Two months on from launching an index measuring social progress in Lambeth and Southwark, our Data Partnerships Manager Anna Tarkington shares how we've continued to develop the index.

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Childhood obesity

Child playing and eating an apple
Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director (maternity leave)
Opinion
15 Jul 2021

Market forces shape children’s health – Government can determine whether for better or worse

Our response to part two of the National Food Strategy authored by Henry Dimbleby.

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Urban health COVID-19

Ambulance outside of Guys hospital
Anna Garrod
Anna Garrod
Policy and Influencing Director
Opinion
02 Jul 2021

Why Sajid Javid needs to think beyond healthcare to tackle post-COVID health inequality

Policy and Influencing Director, Anna Garrod, talks about the role the new Health Secretary can play in tackling health inequity in cities and beyond.

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Urban health

Illustration of London in the future
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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
08 Jun 2021

Future scenarios for Lambeth and Southwark

We've been working with the London School of Economics and local residents to map what the next decade could look like for our inner London boroughs.

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Health effects of air pollution Childhood obesity

Street with planters and signs blocking access to car traffic
Niamh McGarry
Research Director at ClearView Research
Opinion
01 Jun 2021

How community researchers are helping us assess Healthy Streets

Through our Healthy Streets Southwark project, we're using researchers from the local area to help us evaluate measures to make streets safer and more useable.

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Urban health

Person sitting at a bus stop in London
Anna Garrod
Anna Garrod
Policy and Influencing Director
Opinion
27 May 2021

Why local elections matter for our health

Policy and Influencing Director, Anna Garrod, explores the impact of the recent local elections on shaping place and policy that impacts our health.

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Childhood obesity Urban health

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
18 May 2021

Urban Food Futures

What will the food environment in inner cities be like in 2035? What will have changed or remained the same? We're visualising what a better food future could look like that works for us all. 

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