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

By |2017-10-14T15:30:21+02:00February 16th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, health & education, , , , , , ,

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.

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“Create housing as a solution” – An interview with Ani Dasgupta, global director of WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities

By |2017-10-14T15:34:10+02:00January 25th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, housing & informality, , , , ,

What are the most pressing issues in low income housing? How can cities be given better opportunities to realise sustainable development? What are the key issues of sustainable urban development? Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, spoke to URBANET about how to tackle these questions and why scaling and counting are important when working towards sustainable urban development.

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From a shack to a house with water and electricity

By |2017-10-14T15:42:33+02:00December 6th 2016|basic infrastructure & housing, housing & informality, , , , , , , , ,

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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