Director Jason Corburn


Jason Corburn is the Director of IURD and a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on environmental justice and climate change in cities, the links between urban planning and public health, and inclusive community development for informal settlements in cities of Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is a research and evaluation advisor for the World Health Organization, the International Council of Science, and numerous local and national governments. Jason has conducted research projects on: the health equity impacts of new urban governance strategies in San Francisco and Richmond; sanitation, food security and community development projects in Nairobi’s informal settlements; community planning, poverty reduction and infectious disease in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil. Professor Corburn has received numerous awards, including the United Nations Association Global Citizenship Award, the Paul Davidoff Best Book Award, the Health Policy Investigator Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship. You can learn more about Professor Corburn’s work at his web sites:,,, and


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