Relationships between human health and natural and built environments are complex and poorly understood.
As global populations expand, both urban and rural environments are under pressure to deliver a range of competing functions. We must balance the benefits of more green space against increased demand for housing and transport infrastructure.
Our researchers study the health and wellbeing effects of green spaces, how the built environment can be modified to ease mobility of older people, and the relationship between environmental ecosystems and the health of human populations. Filling critical knowledge gaps, our research is shaping how we interact with the environment to improve physical and mental wellbeing.
Explore the departments, research centres and groups working in this area:
- Computer Science
- Electronic Engineering
- Environment and Geography
- Health Sciences
Research centres and groups
- Centre for Urban Research (CURB)
- Centre for Future Health
- Centre for Housing Policy
- Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
- Mental Health and Addiction research group
- Psychology in Education Research Centre
- Public Health and Society research group
- Stockholm Environment Institute at York
- York Environmental Sustainability Institute