24 Feb 2020

Is Your City Making You Fat? How Urban Planning Can Address The Obesity Epidemic

New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate

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13 Nov 2018

Why Walkable Cities Are Good For The Economy, According To A City Planner

People spend more money when cities are less vehicle-oriented. You’ve probably seen the term “walkability”

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25 Sep 2018

Is Travel Really That Bad?

Okay, the title of this article is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but travel does involve considerable

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07 Sep 2018

How Traffic Signals Favour Cars And Discourage Walking

Traffic signals give priority to motor vehicles over pedestrians. This inequality undermines many of the

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16 Aug 2018

Encouraging City Dwellers To Walk More

Many cities today are saddled with high car dependency, wider roads, fewer pedestrian-friendly streets, increased

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02 Aug 2018

Green Space, Benches, Sidewalks Needed To Create Age-Friendly Cities

For seniors, the benefits of walking are huge. Research shows that regular walking improves balance

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12 Jul 2018

The Wrong Location Can Offset Health Benefits Of Walking

Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the health benefits of

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21 Mar 2018

Why Isn’t Australia An Active Travel Mecca?

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are

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08 Feb 2018

Walkable Cities Reduce Blood Pressure & Hypertension Risk, Study Finds

Research finds significant link between the walkability of a city and the blood pressure and

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14 Sep 2017

The Emotional Joy Of Walking In The Nocturnal City

With technology whittling away at our attention spans, our sense of place is vanishing. In

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05 Jul 2016

Promote Walking For Health? How About For Whimsical Fun?

In Covington, Kentucky, local businesses and design teams collaborated on quirky installations that take up

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09 Jun 2015

The Remarkable Power Of Sidewalks

What’s one of the simplest things a community can do to encourage walking? Build better

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02 Jun 2015

The Shortest Paths To Happiness

Figuring out how to walk quickly from A to B is easy. Just plug two

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04 May 2015

Walkonomics And The High Line Effect

  Investing in walkable public spaces should be a no-brainer; they can be a catalyst

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27 Mar 2015

Daniele Quercia : Happy Maps

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if

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