LSE Cities launch Urban Neighbourhoods: Health and Wellbeing research project

13 January 2021

The project will provide a rigorous mapping of spatial, social, economic and health parameters of two highly complex and diverse boroughs of London and compare them to similar neighbourhoods in other UK cities with a view to establish links between the built environment, demographic trends and the health and wellbeing of urban residents.

Urban Neighbourhoods: Health and Wellbeing is a research project designed to deepen and expand knowledge of the links between urban space and urban health.  The focus is to broaden the understanding of what constitutes the ‘built environment’ and how it can be broken down into distinct, measurable components - such as density, accessibility, connectivity, integration - which can be objectively tested against specific health outcomes.

You can find out more about the project here.