Spotlight on: Urban Health

Expanding the Frontiers of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

By |2022-09-22T11:16:14+02:00September 22nd 2022|Urban Health, , , , , |

Public transportation systems are about so much more than bringing you from A to B. Engineer and transport planner Otunola Abiodun Adebayo sheds light on emerging urban transport systems in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous city, from the perspective of urban health and safety.

Spotlight on: Urban Health

“One Healthy” Parks: Where People and Biodiversity Thrive

By |2022-09-20T09:30:27+02:00September 20th 2022|Urban Health, , , , , , |

The link between better mental health and urban green spaces is undeniable – and people want to enjoy them more. Jéssica Felappi makes a point to use this momentum to invest in quality urban green spaces that benefit people, animals and the environment.

Spotlight on: Urban Health

Share Information. Transform Communities.

By |2022-09-15T11:35:52+02:00September 15th 2022|Urban Health, , , , , , |

Every day millions of people around the world breathe in polluted air. After experiencing the consequences of polluted air first-hand, Alberto Mexia Sánchez and his team developed their own technology to monitor air quality and educate the people in Mexicali.

Spotlight on: Urban Health

Urban Green Spaces’ (UGS) Potential in Residents’ Wellbeing in Rapidly Urbanising Cities in Africa: Prospects for Planning

By |2022-09-13T10:21:48+02:00September 13th 2022|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health, , , , , |

Urban green spaces (UGS) serve as an important natural resource for cities. They provide a variety of social, economic and environmental benefits which enhance the health and well-being of urban dwellers and the overall sustainability of cities. This article by Romanus Opiyo reflects on the benefits of urban green spaces and the opportunities for the deliberate provision of such areas through urban planning interventions given the improved well-being and health aspects associated with the UGS

Urban Slums in Nigeria: Ensuring Healthy Living Conditions

By |2021-08-18T11:18:42+02:00October 25th 2018|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality, Urban Health, , , , , , |

Many of Lagos’ residents live in informal settlements with no or limited access to basic services. With new immigrants arriving from rural areas every day, pressure increases on the already poor living conditions. Comprehensive action is needed to tackle interconnected social, environmental and health issues, says Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale.

Cities are Engines of Transformation – and Urban Health is the Fuel

By |2021-02-23T15:52:29+01:00April 4th 2018|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, , , |

The benefits of cities are rarely distributed equitably. Particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, cities have a high rate of health hazards and risks. To address these dangers, city leaders need to take a multidisciplinary, rights-based approach. Maria Jose Amilibia argues that by leveraging cities’ unique opportunity to scale up essential services, we can truly transform the urban health landscape.

Antananarivo, Madagascar: Partnership for water access transformation

By |2020-06-22T12:41:30+02:00December 14th 2017|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, Water & Sanitation, , , , , , , , |

In order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals related to water, sanitation and hygiene, the government of Madagascar has drawn up an action plan and commissioned JIRAMA, the country’s state-owned electricity and water provider, to improve access to safe water supply.

Making a world without HIV by 2030 possible: Mayors and local governments as change agents

By |2021-02-23T13:57:00+01:00September 26th 2017|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, , , , , , , |

HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health crisis around the world, especially in cities. As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa has vouched to eliminate AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Titus James Twesige explains the situation in Uganda and why mayors can drive positive change.

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