Insights

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

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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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 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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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports
24 Sep 2023

How to talk about wood burning

Communicating clearly about the connection between wood burning and air pollution could improve public health. That’s why we’re publishing research for councils and campaigners about the most effective ways to talk about wood burning.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee
Communications Manager
Opinion
12 Sep 2023

Just how bad is air pollution for your health?

Debates around air pollution have been sabotaged by misinformation and online abuse. So, what does the research say about how air pollution affects health?

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Health effects of air pollution

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Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer
Air Quality Manager Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Latest updates
15 Jun 2023

Guy’s and St Thomas’ air quality partnership

Tanja from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust explores how, through our partnership, we’ve been designing solutions to reduce air pollution.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Nikita Sinclair
Nikita Sinclair
Portfolio Manager
Reports
23 May 2023

Healthy Streets Southwark

Changes to streets can improve public health.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Anna Garrod
Anna Garrod
Policy and Influencing Director
Opinion
26 Apr 2023

A guide to a fairer, healthier transport system

We were delighted to work with Asthma + Lung UK on their new report, which is an invaluable guide and re-imagines a healthier transport system.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rezina Chowdhury
Councillor and Cabinet Member
Opinion
11 Apr 2023

How councils can use public space to improve health

We spoke to Rezina Chowdhury and David Wilson about how and why councils can reclaim the kerbside to improve people’s health. 

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