Global Urban Research Unit

Projects

Obesogenic Environments and Adolescence

DEMOLOGOS - Development Models and Logistics of Socioeconomic Organisation in Space

This research is a series of pilot studies for a future definitive study which will explore the relationships between urban form, diet and food choice, and physical activity in adolescents. The studies will focus in particular on understanding the ways in which the built environment (in particular urban form and town planning) affects food choice and physical activity and thus energy balance and body weight.

Funding is currently being sought for the definitive study.