The United Nations predicts that two-thirds of the world will live in cities by 2050. Policymakers have begun to grapple with the economic and environmental consequences of this wave of urbanisation, but what are the implications for human health and mental wellbeing?

On the new Policy Forum Pod, Professor Nikolas Rose discusses the global move from the countryside to the metropolis, and how the problem of stress might require more creative policy for life in the city. Listen here:

Professor Nikolas Rose is a Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London. Trained as a biologist, a psychologist and a sociologist, his work explores how scientific developments have changed conceptions of human identity and governance and what this means for our political, socio-economic and legal futures.

To see the Urban Mind app discussed in the podcast, click here. For more on Nikolas Rose’s work, check out his website here.

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