Improving urban population health

By 2030 more than 80% of Europe’s population will live and interact with a complex urban environment, consisting of a mixture of social and environmental factors. Individually or collectively these factors, known as the Urban Exposome, have an often modifiable impact on our health and provide important targets to improve population health.

EXPANSE will address one of the most pertinent questions for urban planners, policy makers, and inhabitants in Europe: “How to maximize one’s health in a modern urban environment?”

Air quality must improve quickly to protect citizens

Air quality must improve quickly to protect citizens

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, the British newspaper The Guardian published a study on air quality in Europe. Using visualizations based on models from the research team of Professor Roel Vermeulen, the newspaper shows that virtually everyone in Europe is breathing unhealthy air.

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