Action research & partnerships for greater equity & health justice for people living in cities worldwide
We live in the century of the city, as a majority of the world's population lives in metropolitan areas. Yet urban areas are increasingly characterized by greater inequality between the rich and poor. City life can and should be healthy for all people and the planet. Our work aims to promote greater equity, social justice, and health for people within and across cities around the world.
The Center for Global Healthy Cities at UC Berkeley is a multi-disciplinary, action-oriented research, teaching and partnership initiative. We use anaysis and engagement with current urban problems to promote greater environmental health justice and urban health equity. Our specific projects utilize cross-cutting research, training, and community partnerships.
Contact us for more information:
Center for Global Healthy Cities
322 Wurster Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1850
September 2017: Director Jason Corburn's book with Dr. Lee Riley, Slum Health: From the Cell to the Street, wins Highly Commended Award from the British Medical Association, 2017 Medical Book Awards.
March 24, 2017- New paper on Slum Upgrading & Health Equity by Director Corburn and PhD student Alice Sverdlik in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health
Director Jason Corburn's work promoting health equity through community stress reduction featured in March 16, 2016, issue of Nature, bit.ly/1RgKxcl
Dr. Trevor Hancock will speak and run a workshop on the Global Healthy Cities Movement on 31 October, 2013, Rm. 305 Wurster Hall, 2-5pm.
Click here to see NEW student work analyzing Urban Informal Settlements around the world
NPR story on mapping
NPR ran a story on July 17th, 2013, about the slum mapping work of our partnership, using our maps for the on-line feature.