By the year 2050, 70% of the world’s population will reside in cities, and more than 90% of urban population growth will take place in low- and middle-income countries. Achieving improvements in urban health is essential to global health and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — cities must be at the forefront of tackling critical global health and development issues. The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) is the only global, non-governmental organization that focuses exclusively on evidence for action to address the broad determinants of urban health and health equity.
ISUH understands that the health challenges in urban environments are complex and require interdisciplinary collaboration among a variety of stakeholders: researchers, educators, policy makers, practitioners, community and business leaders, and urban health advocates, among others. The organization is singular in its ability to promote and facilitate participation from sectors including urban planning, architecture, transportation, housing, energy and environmental science, to make cities and urban communities healthier and more equitable by improving the built, social, economic and physical environments.
International Society for Urban Health