Insights

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

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Urban Health

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Peter Babudu
Peter Babudu
Executive Director
Opinion

Celebrating our partners in 2023

In 2023, Impact on Urban Health supported over 100 outstanding partners to find solutions to ill-health in cities. Our Executive Director, Peter Babudu, presents a roundup of their achievements.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Ben Pearce
Ben Pearce
Portfolio Manager
Reports
07 Dec 2023

Helping construction sites to measure polluting emissions

Arup have created an innovative tool, which can help construction companies to plan, monitor, and manage their polluting emissions.

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Data

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Michael Rigby
Michael Rigby
Data Partnerships Manager
Opinion
01 Dec 2023

Civic Data Innovation Fund: Digging deeper into civic strength

In September 2023, the second round of the Civic Data Innovation Challenge launched. Michael Rigby reveals the four groups to develop their data projects with up to £60,000 funding.

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Urban health

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Sham Rajyaguru
Sham Rajyaguru
Communications Manager
Latest updates

Building long-term partnerships to support the health of Black people living in urban places

We're developing a new strategic partnership with Black Thrive Global.

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Data

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Alessandra Denotti
Alessandra Denotti
Data Analyst
Data

Launching our updated Urban Health Index

Two years ago, we launched our first Urban Health Index (UHI). We have now updated our index, the data, measurements and the look and feel.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Claire Diamond - Communications Manager at Impact on Urban Health
Claire Diamond
Communications Manager
Opinion
07 Nov 2023

Exploring Open Banking with better health in mind

Mental, physical, and financial health are deeply connected. We wanted to find out if available apps are helpful to residents of Lambeth and Southwark, especially those with health problems. This is one of the few studies on Open Banking conducted with people on low incomes.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports
24 Oct 2023

Wood burning is more expensive than central heating

There’s a perception that burning wood is a cheaper way to heat a home. New research we’ve supported by Global Action Plan shows not only is that not true, but there are significant hidden costs to burning wood.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Agnes Ageypong of Global Black Maternal Health
Agnes Agyepong
Founder and CEO of Global Black Maternal Health
Opinion
04 Oct 2023

Why I’m attending the Labour Party conference 

Black Resistance: Black History Month, Clean Air and Black Maternal Health

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Children's health and food

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Mark Heffernan
Mark Heffernan
Head of Policy and Influencing
Opinion
02 Oct 2023

Bringing together the ingredients for a healthier food system

Head of Policy and Influencing Mark Heffernan reflects on progress made towards creating a healthier food system, and what needs to happen next to ensure transformative change.

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