Linking poverty, inequality and health

We held the second seminar in our Delivering Public Health series on May 15th, with a focus on the impact of poverty and inequality on increasing health outcomes at local level. Laura Austin Croft, who leads on the GLA’s health inequalities work, started us off. She was involved in the development of the Health Inequalities Strategy in 2010, and … [Read more...]

Spring seminars: Delivering public health

Today, there’s little debate about the fact that health and the built environment are linked, though it wasn’t always so. Perhaps nowhere is the connection better captured than here in London, where John Snow famously traced an 1854 cholera outbreak in Soho to a water pump on (now) Broadwick Street. Not only did this discovery place Snow at the … [Read more...]

Lessons and questions from London’s Poverty Profile

Last week, Trust for London and the New Policy Institute [NPI] released the fourth edition of London’s Poverty Profile. This independent report draws on official government data to paint a picture of poverty and inequality across the Capital. By compiling statistics from across a range of government agencies, the report succinctly takes a … [Read more...]

London 2062 Comment: Housing, Inequality and the Future of a Property-Owning Democracy

In March and April 2012, Future of London partnered with UCL on a series of seminars entitled London 2062. The aim of the series was to bring the academic and practitioner communities together to discuss how their work could have a positive influence on London’s longer-term future. Here, Michelle Hegarty, one of the current Future London Leaders … [Read more...]