The climate crisis is increasingly understood as a health crisis, particularly relevant to cities, which accelerate health and environmental risks, while also providing opportunity for innovative solutions to these challenges. Creating healthy cities has thus gained momentum to leverage urban potential by intersecting health with all areas of urban life to cope with multiple crises. In line with these aspirations, ‘Urban Planetary Health’ (UPH) is a newly emerging concept to address the interconnections between human and environmental health in the context of urban environments. It understands ‘the city’ to be a key stage in which these relations take place, and thus an essential site for these relations to be managed and transformed.
To better understand the concept of UPH, GCHU summer intern and Student Research Associate Anna Williams with support from Dr Astrid Krisch conducted a scoping review outlining the research agenda, focus and direction of this newly emerging notion. The report on the scoping review gives a brief overview of the method used for the review and outlines its primary findings.