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Situating social connectedness in healthy cities: a conceptual primer for research and policy

Abstract In response to growing levels of social isolation and loneliness in cities, the promotion of social connectedness has come to the forefront of urban health, sustainability, and resiliency agendas. Despite policy attention locally and internationally, social...

Can City Design Influence our Health and Well-being?

Canada will spend over $180 billion on infrastructure over the next 12 years¹. Are these investments the ‘healthy choice,’ and will they improve the health and well-being of Canadians?

Policy Analysis – Research Trainee

PROJECT The INTerventions, Equity, Research and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) is a CIHR-funded research program evaluating the impact of major urban interventions in four Canadian cities (Victoria, Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Montreal) on population health and health...

Wave 1 results of the INTerventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) cohort study: Examining spatio-temporal measures for urban environments and health

Abstract Built environment interventions have the potential to improve population health and reduce health inequities. The objective of this paper is to present the first wave of the INTErventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) cohort studies in...

Join the team!

We have four openings for post-doctoral fellows on the team. This project is part of the INTErventions, Research and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) which is a CIHR-funded initiative that brings together research teams across Canada and knowledge users from cities,...

INTERACT Virtual Summit

INTERACT launched in 2017 and since then, a lot has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up life in cities, and shaken up our research as a result. The pandemic has shown us that cities can and must change rapidly, and need locally-relevant evidence to guide...