The research ‘One Health and Urban Transformation – recognizing risks, developing sustainable solutions’ aims to analyse the interactions of the various urban systems, their changes throughout the urban development process and their effects on human, animal, plant, and environmental health lie at the heart of the graduate school. 
In addtition, it attempts to identify indirect and direct health effects of economic, industrial, agricultural and urban development forms the basis for the development of sustainable solutions that maximize synergetic effects, minimize trade-offs and mitigate health risks.   
This study is coordinated by the Center for Development Research in collaboration with several other institutes of the University Bonn, the University of Applied Science Bonn Rhein-Sieg and the United Nations University (Institute for Environment and Human Security), and will be conducted by research studies organizations in metropolitan regions of from four countries: Germany, Ghana, India, and Brazil.