Our Planet, Our Health award: complex urban systems for sustainability and health    


  • Prof David Osrin

    University College London

Project summary

We will stimulate local discussion and implement public engagement interventions with residents of informal settlements in Kisumu, Kenya, regarding urban environmental sustainability and health with a focus on waste management. 

We will improve the quantity and quality of public discussion of urban health and environmental sustainability with visits by representatives of other partner cities. Local waste management solutions, which are benchmarked against scientific evidence and simulations, will be co-developed by residents, community-based organisations and researchers. We will share case studies and interactive models with journalists in Kenya to help strengthen their scientific reporting.

Visual, audio and text materials documenting activities and solutions will be developed, led by Kenyan researchers and creatives. Case studies including art, narratives, infographics and interactive simulations will be available and accessed through our website. The package will be a model for public engagement in other cities.