Welcome to the Cluster

Urbanism, Climate Adaptation and Health

Presentations from the Cluster symposium held on August 8 will be made available from August 16 – click here

Safeguarding future health in Australian cities, The CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship has funded scientists and researchers from a range of disciplines to develop adaptation strategies which will improve the health of urban populations in the face of a variable and changing climate.

The Urbanism, Climate Adaptation and Health Cluster was established in 2010 and officially launched in March 2011 at the NCCARF Conference in Cairns, bringing together nine different partner organisations focusing on 7 major research projects.

Topics include: 

  • Understanding and controlling mosquito vectored diseases,
  • Thermal stress and arising health implications, 
  • Identifying resilient urban food systems,
  • Assessing innovative urban transport systems and effects on air pollution.
  • Accounting for the links between public health and the environment

The Cluster will help the 90 per cent of Australians living in urban areas by providing new knowledge to enable urban planners and policymakers to effectively counter threats to human health in a changing climate. It will look at new approaches to assessing health impacts to help policy makers make timely decisions in the face of unfamiliar stresses as the climate warms.

Listen to this podcast to find out more about the research projects arising from this Cluster or click here to be taken to the Project pages with live updates on the research.

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