The Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation (GCHU) at Kellogg College seeks to make urban centres environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable, and to provide an environment that supports and sustains health and wellbeing.

Our interdisciplinary approach embraces sustainable urban development and evidence-based healthcare to undertake research, education and foster collaboration in these disciplines.

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The Commission on Creating Healthy Cities report has been published and is available to view on the Commission website. Established in 2020 by the GCHU and co-hosted by The Prince’s Foundation, the Commission was born out of a need for better, more integrated cities that enhance the health of those who live there.

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In our fifth Street Voice blog, researchers Dr Alison Chisholm and Dr Juliet Carpenter discuss the initial Citizens' Jury report which was discussed at the Oxfordshire County Council at their July 2022 Cabinet meeting.

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“Why is Play Important?” – Dr Juliet Carpenter summarises the GCHU’s work in the ‘Science Together’ programme which has led to the recently published report on the importance of Play in Oxfordshire.

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GCHU Reports: Preventable deaths

In these new reports, Joshua Loo and Jessica De La Haye (GCHU Research Analyst interns) and Dr Georgia Richards (GCHU Research Fellow) analysed Prevention of Future Death reports (PFDs) concerning deaths in Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

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GCHU Public Seminars

The Centre hosts a series of seminars – open to the public – throughout the year. These lively discussions bring together a panel of speakers to address contemporary, and often controversial, issues in healthcare and urbanisation.

Commission on Creating Healthy Cities

The Commission on Creating Healthy Cities is run by the Global Centre on Healthcare & Urbanisation at Kellogg College, University of Oxford; the Prince’s Foundation is an active partner in the Centre and as such will co-host the Commission. The Commission will investigate the links between urban design and the risks and effects of infectious disease outbreaks and other serious threats to health and well-being, most immediately the Covid-19 crisis.