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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A research team from the GCHU and Primary Care has been awarded funding from the University’s OPEN Network to explore a new community engagement method in Oxford, called “Listening Exchanges”. The aim of the Listening Exchanges approach is to bring together citizens with different views on specific policy approaches, to encourage mutual understanding, reduce polarisation and support community cohesion and resilience.

Our next GCHU Public Seminar on 6th March 2024 will be:
"Roads to ruin? Public transport, inequality and the way forward"

In this seminar, we ask how can cars, public transport, and active transport work together? Do current transport policies reduce, or increase inequalities in cities? We expect a lively debate from a range of perspectives about the options facing cities today, including transport poverty, healthy urbanism, and climate change.

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New GCHU Internship blog: GCHU Intern Aisha Valenzuela, an MSc student in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford, discusses the importance of citizens’ juries in modern-day democracy and their relationship with well-being, focusing on the effects on cities and environmental governance.

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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.

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