Public Health

Leadership, partnerships, citizen engagement and civic pride pay off for a city of 1 million.
Patralekha Chatterjee November 17, 2016

The city plans several facilities where addicts can inject heroin in a sterile environment with access to medical treatment, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.

November 2, 2016
The Habitat III strategy is being adopted as global recognition is picking up that health should be at the heart of city development strategies.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 17, 2016
In an interview with Citiscope, Peñalosa discusses his return to office, fighting inequality and some downsides of decentralization.
Neal Peirce and Gregory Scruggs October 7, 2016
After a slow start, traction on health issues in the Habitat III process has grown. But before the New Urban Agenda is finalized this month, we suggest one addition.
Kristie Daniel and Jess Beagley October 3, 2016

Greenery, good access to public transit and dense living environments have positive impacts on mental health, the American Psychiatric Association says. 

September 19, 2016

New research shows a correlation between increasing intensity of the urban ‘heat-island effect’ and suicides among seniors 65 and older, the Taipei Times reports.

August 25, 2016

The prohibition follows recent moves by London and Paris to ban or limit older vehicles from city roads, the Times of India and NPR report. 

July 25, 2016

Kibera residents can purchase affordable water and access clean restrooms, laundry and other services, according to the Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley.

July 7, 2016
After many failed river rehabilitation efforts, a new strategy is showing positive results.
Anna Valmero June 23, 2016

Climate change, food imports and limited resources for long-term planning undermine food security across the Global South, GAIN says.  

June 9, 2016

Residents of Seoul tend to downplay South Korea’s role as a major contributor to the city’s deteriorating air quality, NPR reports. 

June 7, 2016

Urbanization is fueling soaring temperatures in parts of India that are prompting more villagers to relocate to cities, the Independent and news. com.au report.

June 2, 2016
What’s been left out of the Habitat III draft strategy?
May 11, 2016

Record low traffic fatalities in 2015 followed a concerted citywide effort to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian safety, the World Resources Institute says. 

May 5, 2016
The New Urban Agenda needs to adopt an eco-social approach, prompting cities to place both people and planet at the centre of urban planning and governance.
Trevor Hancock April 25, 2016
A new set of stakeholder recommendations on sustainable urbanization urges the Habitat III process to see health as a ‘fundamental aim of development’.
Yong Yen Nie March 30, 2016
India's street food vendors are mobilizing festivals and hygiene training programs in an attempt to win over policymakers and consumers.
Carlin Carr March 25, 2016
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