Building a Better Future: Critical Questions on Health

Posted by Alex Steffen and Jennifer Daniel


This is one of eight sets of questions to consider when envisioning a city that can win the climate fight. Read the introduction, and take a look at an overview of all eight.

Who lives in your city? How many people? How many children? Is the population growing or shrinking, and how fast? How does the birth rate compare to other cities? How about longevity: are people living longer? Are people likely to come (or flee) in greater numbers as climate change takes hold? How good is access to health care, reproductive choices for women, and womens' rights, and how do these stack up next to cities like Oslo, Norway, or Stockholm, Sweden?

Illustration by Jennifer Daniel.