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Living with Buildings: new Wellcome show looks at urban architecture and health

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4235 (Published 10 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4235
  1. Juliet Dobson
  1. The BMJ

Last year’s Grenfell Tower fire in London is a recent and shocking reminder of what can happen if building safety is compromised and of society’s obligation to provide safe social housing for the world’s growing urban populations.

A new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, Living with Buildings, explores the positive and negative effects that architecture, town planning, and design have on people’s health and wellbeing. It looks at the overcrowded conditions and poor sanitation …

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