Health • Climate • Cities

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Health • Climate • Cities

We know the challenge: More people, living in cities, facing more extreme weather, from droughts to floods to heat waves.

Led by climate and health pioneer Jonathan Patz, the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison champions practical solutions for well-being today and tomorrow.

  • Advancing healthy, sustainable urban transportation with the Health-Oriented Transportation initiative
  • Bringing an army of students to work on Wisconsin city priorities with the  UniverCity Alliance, co-founded by GHI
  • Restoring bicycling to Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Bringing electricity to remote Indian villages
  • Connecting cities to the land in Guadalajara, Mexico

Together, UW-Madison and communities in Wisconsin and across the globe collaborate to show how healthy choices benefit all of us and the earth.


Health • Climate • Cities News

Words say Global Health Tuesday with photo of a road leading toward a forest of smoking smokestacksGlobal HealthFall 2021-2022 Global Health Tuesdays begin September 28October 26: A panel of UW experts looks at what to expect from CoP 26, the United Nations climate change conference that convenes October 31 in Glasgow, Scotland.Read more…

Global HealthRestoring mangroves in Puerto Rico supports human health and well-beingWith a new coastal resilience grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla will work with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) …Read more…

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen is UW–Madison’s fall Science Journalist in ResidenceOctober 26, 2021Q&A: Air quality scientist Dr. Tracey Holloway keeps her eyes on the futureSeptember 23, 2021Peace Corps Breakfast: Global Issues of Environment, Health & CommunitySeptember 20, 2021EPA Report Shows Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change on Socially Vulnerable Populations in the United StatesSeptember 3, 2021GHI Associate Director James Conway joins WTMJ RadioSeptember 1, 2021More news »


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