Marcus Grant is an advisor to the World Health Organisation on healthy urban development. His is former Associate Professor at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England. Recent WHO work has involved Marcus in the UN Habitat III process ‘A New Urban Agenda’. He is Editor-in-Chief of a new Routledge journal, ‘Cities & Health’, this seeks to link the human health agenda with that of eco-system health with a remit to support practitioner/researcher dialogue. Marcus is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.