Edited by Sotiris Vardoulakis, Paul Wilkinson and Keith Dear.
Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have been through the journal's standard peer review process for supplements.
Supplement Editor competing interests: PW has received research funding to his employing institution from the Natural Environment Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the European Commission and the National Institute for Health Research on projects relating to sustainability and health in relation to the built environment. SV is the Head of Environmental Change Department of Public Health England. Four papers (Arbuthnott et al., Salmond et al., Heaviside et al., Woods et al.) in this supplement have been co-authored by SV or members of SV's department. Peer review of these papers was supervised by another Guest Editor, Prof Keith Dead, who made editorial decisions. SV is a member of the stakeholder committee for the UCL Complex Built Environment Systems (SBES) Group, which submitted one of the papers recommended for publication (Macmillan et al.). The paper was independently peer reviewed by an external reviewer as well as by another Guest Editor (Paul Wilkinson). SV holds honorary academic affiliations with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Birmingham, and Exeter University. SV has received research funding to their employing institution (PHE) from the European Commission and the National Institute for Health Research on projects relating to urban environmental health and sustainability. KD declares no competing interests.