Exposome powered tools for healthy living in urban settings

The Urban Exposome is the complex mixture of social and environmental factors in the urban environment that collectively have an impact on health. Currently, slightly over 70% of Europe’s population lives in an urban environment. This percentage is expected to exceed 80% by 2030. It is therefore crucial that European urban areas provide a healthy living environment. The EXPANSE project addresses one of the most pertinent questions for urban planners, policy makers, and inhabitants in Europe:

 “How to maximize health in a modern urban environment?”

To reach that goal, EXPANSE developed eight objectives:

  • Utrecht University, Netherlands (Project Coordination)
  • Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain
  • Columbia University, USA
  • Department of Epidemiology of the Regional Health Service Lazio, Italy
  • French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France
  • Game Solutions Lab BV, Netherlands
  • Helmholtz Research Centre for Environmental Health, Germany
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
  • Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France
  • Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • M2M4ALL, Netherlands
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Poland
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
  • Utrecht University Medical Centre, Netherlands
  • VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
Prof Roel Vermeulen
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Dr Jelle Vlaanderen
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Esmeralda Krop: e.j.m.krop[at]@uu.nl

December 20, 2019