Marcus Grant

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Marcus Grant
Editor-in-Chief, Cities & Health, Director of SHINE (Supporting Healthier Inclusive Urban Environments) Bristol Health Partners

Marcus Grant is an ecologist, who works as an urban designer and landscape architect. As a former Associate Professor and deputy director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, he has worked with the WHO European Healthy Cities Network for over 15 years. With a wealth of experience he has examined issues of sustainable development and health through consultancy, governmental organisations and academia. He is a fellow by distinction of the Faculty of Public Health in the UK and acts as a built environment expert for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. In his consultancy, Environmental Stewardship for Health, Marcus focuses on the reconciliation of human health and biosphere health, in the urban realm. He is co-author of ‘Shaping Neighbourhoods for Local Health and Global Sustainability’ (2010) and ‘The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being’ (2015). This year sees the launch of a new Routledge journal ‘Cities and Health’ expressly developed to fill the gap between ‘what we know’ and ‘what we do’ in cities. This journal will be of interest to researchers seeking real-world impact and practitioners needing better understanding of the evidence-base. Marcus has an active following on Twitter as @marcusxgrant.