Urbanisation + Human/Planetary Health
A three-year pilot, UPSTREAM, funded by the Wellcome Trust under their flagship programme: Our Planet Our Health. The goal of our project is to understand how planetary health might become a priority for those in control of urban development decision-making.
The project is split in to three main activities:
1. Reviewing the evidence in the health literature linking quality of urban environment to health outcomes (UWE Bristol, Health and Applied Sciences)
2. Estimating the economic cost-benefit of that evidence (University of Bath)
3. Exploring with senior executives of the UK's major delivery agencies the barriers and opportunities in creating healthy urban development (db+a, GSPHA, UWE Bristol)
db+a developed and led the proposal in partnership with Gabriel Scally (GSPHA), Alistair Hunt (UoBath) and Judy Orme (UWE Bristol) with support from Kris Ebi (UoWashington) and Roderick Lawrence (UoGeneva).
UWE Bristol is the lead partner/contract holder. db+a co-coordinates the project in close partnership with the project steering group - Gabriel Scally, Judy Orme, Alistair Hunt and Paul Pilkington (UWE Bristol) - and wider research team. db+a lead on integration of work streams, interviews with case study partners, and advisor liaison.