TRUUD stands for ‘Tackling the Root causes Upstream of Unhealthy Urban Development’
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are illnesses that can’t be passed from person to person, such as diabetes, heart disease and poor mental health. Our urban environments can have an impact on our health. For example, links have been found between NCDs and air pollution, availability of green spaces, and nature in our urban spaces. We are working with decision makers and communities to develop ways to prioritise health in urban planning decisions.