Urban environments

 


 

The design and planning of cities influences the health and well-being of the people living in urban spaces. Life expectancy can vary between neighbourhoods based on the socio-economic conditions, access to green spaces such as publicly accessible parks can have positive influence on health. The exact mechanism by which the urban environment impacts on health is not yet fully understood. Answering this question is important to improve the health of the population but also to inform city planners who create the cities of the future.

 


 

Projects:

  • Birth outcomes and green space

Analysing possible links between living in greener cities and improved birth outcomes.

  • Urban form

Modelling city characteristics and urban form using GIS-based measures such as road junction density, relative distribution of land cover classes to explore the potentially influence of urban form and structure on the health of city dwellers.