Urban Sanity. Understanding Urban Mental Health Impacts and How to Create Saner, Happier Cities

By |2023-12-19T14:51:53+01:00February 16th 2017|

Does urban living threaten our mental health and happiness? Popular culture is rife with stories suggesting that city living causes emotional stress and unhappiness. Our author Todd Litman's review of the research indicates that city living has a variety of impacts on our mental health and happiness that reduce certain risks and increase others.

From a shack to a house with water and electricity

By |2023-12-19T14:35:58+01:00December 6th 2016|

In a four-part series, URBANET takes a closer look at specific projects that contribute to making cities more liveable. In this first part, the focus lies on San Salvador, El Salvador's capital city, where the houses of thousands of families who live in slums are being reconstructed. Since they have gained access to regular water and electricity supply, the living conditions have improved significantly.

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