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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

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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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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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COVID-19 Urban health

London park with social distancing
Kenny Imafidon
Co-Founder and MD, ClearView Research
Opinion
17 May 2021

“Of course we have questions”

As part of our vaccine knowledge portfolio, we're working with ClearView Research, an audience insight and strategy agency, to better understand the opinions of Black residents in Lambeth and Southwark.

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Health effects of air pollution

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13 May 2021

Modelling the health impact of air pollution in Lambeth and Southwark

Quantifying the health and economic impacts of NO2 and PM2.5

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Childhood obesity

Mum and daughter at self-checkout in a supermarket
Louise Foreman
Louise Foreman
Portfolio Manager (community engagement)
Opinion
06 May 2021

Making healthy options easier: how supermarkets can support children’s nutrition

Portfolio Manager Louise Foreman and Engagement Manager Matthias Lomas from Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation discuss how we are working to shape healthier and more equitable food environments.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Matt Towner
Matt Towner
Portfolio Manager (paternity leave)
Opinion
30 Apr 2021

Can business help deliver better air quality?

Portfolio Manager Matt Towner explores the role businesses can, and should, play in ensuring economic recovery from the pandemic and health go hand in hand.

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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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