Urban+Health is an initiative of researchers and policy influencers looking to improve the health of people in urban communities around the world. In 2050, more than 66 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. This demographic shift creates as many opportunities as it does risks. How can we harness our cities to deliver better health?
The majority of the world’s population lives in cities, and this proportion continues to grow. In an era of urbanization, making sure that cities live up to their full potential is an urgent need—not only to power economic development and stimulate cultural expression, but also to sustain conditions for healthy lives.
More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. Health plays a vital role in urban development and in the broader fate of urban inhabitants.