Urban Health

The Future is Public Transport

By |2021-06-22T08:37:57+02:00June 22nd 2021|Categories: Urban Health, Urban Mobility|Tags: , |

To achieve the economic, social and environmental benefits of mass public transport, we need long-term sustainable public investment in systems which are accountable to citizens and workers. Social and climate justice must drive the Covid-19 recovery and guarantee that the future is public transport, argues Alana Dave.

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COVID-19 in Cities – Pathways Towards Transformative Urban Recovery

By |2021-06-22T08:31:11+02:00June 8th 2021|Categories: Decent Work, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Anna Walnycki and Alice Sverdlik present the new framework co-created by the IIED's Human Settlements Groups and key urban stakeholders.

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Cities Are Still Not Doing Enough to Reduce Air Pollution

By |2021-05-04T08:34:17+02:00May 4th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , |

Despite scientific evidence of the relation between air pollution and premature deaths, cities are hesitant to take bold action for clean air. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen and Sasha Khomenko on reasons and perspectives.

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Equal Access for All in Amman, Jordan

By |2021-04-22T08:15:36+02:00April 22nd 2021|Categories: Decent Work, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Amman's infrastructure is not accessible to everyone. This has far-reaching consequences for people with disabilities – their everyday lives, their education, and their employment. Asia Yaghi analyses challenges and options.

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Citizen Participation for Urban Transport Planning

By |2021-04-06T10:49:11+02:00April 6th 2021|Categories: Urban Health, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , , |

Meelan Thondoo showcases how citizen participation in cities of low-and-middle income countries can contribute to sustainable urban transport policies and better urban living.

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Urban Micro-Lungs: Mini-Forests for Climate, Biodiversity & Wellbeing

By |2020-12-22T09:50:51+01:00December 22nd 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Cities have become the main culprit behind environmental degradation. Yet, what if urbanisation was a restorative act of the land, no longer synonymous with ecosystem destruction? Deema Assaf highlights how mini-forests have taken root in urban areas, with the potential of rejuvenating local ecology at an unprecedented speed.

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Combatting COVID-19, Cars, And Climate Change Through Innovations in Urban Mobility

By |2020-12-15T09:22:09+01:00December 15th 2020|Categories: Urban Health, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cities saw that another urban transport is possible – can they make it last? Chris Dekki on the resilient and innovative nature of urban settlements.

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COVID-19 Responses: The Urban Innovations that are Here to Stay

By |2021-02-23T15:40:39+01:00December 1st 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Smart & Digital Development, Urban Health|Tags: , |

Cities, citizens, and institutions constantly evolve and are typically very resilient – according to Isidora Larraín and Pauline Claramunt. The authors present three urban innovations implemented in cities around the world that may just prove that COVID-19 responses hold the potential to become long-term solutions to long-standing problems, especially in South America.

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#SolutionsForCities

By |2020-11-25T08:08:00+01:00November 25th 2020|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Cities around the world are facing similar challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for physical distancing has once more emphasised the need for digital innovation in local governance processes. The ideas competition #SolutionsForCities provides a platform where cities and solution providers can further develop and adjust solutions for urban challenges in times of a pandemic.

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Why Housing Matters: The Impact of Affordable Housing for People on Low Incomes

By |2020-10-15T10:10:25+02:00October 15th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Good and affordable housing is key to people’s well-being. Andrew Jones presents the latest research from social enterprise Reall and unpacks what impact it has on the bottom 40 per cent of the income pyramid.

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Jakarta’s Pandemic Water Stress: Hitting the Economy and the Urban Poor

By |2020-09-30T09:05:53+02:00September 30th 2020|Categories: Urban Health, Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , , |

The Covid-19 pandemic increases the already existing water scarcity in Indonesia's capital, affecting already disadvantaged inhabitants most of all, writes Akash Sahu.

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Sustainable Africa: Why Cities of the Future Must Consider Health in Urban Planning

By |2020-09-30T08:55:17+02:00September 29th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

In a rapidly urbanising world, cities must consider the health impacts of urban policies and projects. Meelan Thondoo and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen highlight the situation in Mauritius’ capital Port Louis and make a strong case for participatory quantitative Health Impact Assessments, a promising and practical tool to ensure healthy, equity-driven and sustainable cities.

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What it’s Like to be a Woman during COVID-19 – The Indian Experience

By |2021-02-23T15:27:54+01:00September 10th 2020|Categories: Urban Health, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

What happens when you combine a country’s taboo on female menstrual health with the impact of a global pandemic? Dr Saswati Chaudhuri highlights the situation of the urban poor in India and paints a rather alarming picture of how the most common needs of Indian women are (not) met.

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Equity and Access in Times of Pandemic

By |2020-07-28T10:31:26+02:00July 28th 2020|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , |

The COVID-19 outbreak poses a severe threat to global health and the provision of city services, especially affecting persons with disabilities and older persons. Luis Artieda on challenges and ideas how to tackle them.

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