We assess the impact of urban change on health and equity.

INTERACT is a pan-Canadian collaboration of scientists, urban planners, public health practitioners and community partners uncovering the impact of urban changes on health and equity. Our work contributes to sustainable and equitable urban development for generations to come.

The PISTE Project

Many Canadian cities are advancing policies that aim to confront historical inequities in urban planning. This is paralleled by major government investments in sustainable transportation over recent years that are reshaping our cities. How can we apply equity policies on the ground to ensure that new transportation infrastructure benefits those who need it most?

Our interventions

Since 2017, INTERACT has developed and implemented mixed methods natural experiment studies to assess the impact of urban change in four Canadian cities. 

Meet our team

INTERACT is a pan-Canadian team with over 50 researchers, collaborators and partners, and almost 3000 community members contributing data for healthier cities.

Trainee projects

INTERACT is actively recruiting students to contribute to high-impact research linking urban design and population health. Join our team!

Our partners