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Making sense of the complex systems that underpin the health of cities.

For the people. For the planet.

There is an urgent need for cities to drive change — both internally, at a local level, and for the broader good of the planet.

Helping people make better choices.

To make this happen, cities must have access to good evidence, as well as local views and knowledge, to help them make better choices.

A partnership of science and humanity.

Our multidisciplinary approach uncovers insight that drives essential, practical advice.

CUSSH is led by UCL and funded by Wellcome

Our cities can be found across the world

The problem of waste

In the spotlight — Kisumu

The problem of waste

Around the world, informal settlements face severe environmental and health consequences from ineffective household waste management. In Kisumu, residents are transforming this waste for good.