Insights

Explore what we’re learning about improving health in cities.

Urban health COVID-19

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Emerging lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Five pathways for cross-sector action

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Urban health

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Global perspectives on urban health

Our report explores how cities around the world are addressing health inequalities and shares their real-world solutions to pressing urban health issues.

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Urban health

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21 Apr 2021

Cultural impact in Shanghai, China

In Shanghai, we saw how the city’s approach to urban health recognises the significance of social and cultural factors on health.

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Urban health

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21 Apr 2021

Cross-sector partnerships in São Paulo, Brazil

In São Paulo, we researched how cross-sector partnerships and collaboration are at the heart of successful initiatives to address global health concerns.

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Urban health

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21 Apr 2021

Long-term approaches in Detroit, US

In Detroit, we learnt about the role philanthropic foundations can play in driving health improvements across the city.

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Urban health

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21 Apr 2021

Devolving power in Paris, France

In Paris, we saw how they enabled people across the city to make decisions about how public money is spent to improve urban health.

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Urban health

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Community health in Glasgow, Scotland

In Glasgow, we explored the importance of better understanding the social issues affecting health, in order to spot trends and tailor support to key groups.

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Urban health

Birmingham
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21 Apr 2021

Neighbourhood-level initiatives in Birmingham, England

In Birmingham, we explored hyperlocal interventions to improve the health of neighbourhoods.

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Urban health

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21 Apr 2021

Addressing root causes in New York, US

In New York, we dove deeper into the role of anchor organisations, with deep roots in local communities, in supporting health.

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