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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

Global HealthUW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance names Gavin Luter as directorLuter most recently served as executive director of the Wisconsin Campus Compact, where he worked with universities and colleges to change institutional culture to support community-engaged policies and practices.Read more…

A scene looking at the New York skyline after dark with lights on in the buildings.Global HealthGHI joins Wellcome Trust partnership to transform cities for equity, human and planetary healthGHI joins an international, multimillion dollar effort to equitably improve health in cities, for the planetRead more…

UniverCity Year program among eight projects receiving Baldwin grantJune 13, 2018Hurricanes are slowing down, and that’s bad newsJune 6, 2018Introducing YALI Expert ExchangeJune 5, 2018In second year, UniverCity has students, faculty seeking solutions to Dane County problemsJune 4, 2018Wisconsin State Farmer: GHI Advisory Committee member Susan Paskewitz points to importance of weather, moisture in determining Wisconsin’s Lyme disease forecastMay 29, 2018More news »


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