Tolu Oni

Clinical Professor of Global Public Health and Sustainable Urban Development, University of Cambridge

Tolu Oni is a Public Health Physician Scientist and Urban Epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge, where she is a Clinical Professor of Global Public Health and Sustainable Urban Development. She also holds Honorary Professorships in Architecture at Future Africa, University of Pretoria and in Public Health at the University of Cape Town.

She is Founder & CEO of UrbanBetter (, an Africa-led global practice, advocacy platform and learning collaborative with a mission to accelerate building of healthy climate resilient cities worldwide. UrbanBetter delivers
implementation partnerships for scalable youth-led citizen science-driven advocacy solutions
to increase demand for healthy cities and the meaniningful engagement of youth in urban
decision making. Underpinned by transdisciplinary research of its learning collaborative, UrbanBetter’s urban health
practice provides technical/strategic advisory and facilitation services, citizen science partnerships and
participatory mapping services to organisations working in/on cities to guide and align urban
design and development discourse, policy and practice for planetary health.

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