Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.
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City Health International is working with a publisher to develop a new journal to complement the work of the network and provide a resource for those concerned and interested in multi-agency, multi-disciplinary approaches to securing urban health and wellbeing. It is intended to announce the journal formally at this year’s City Health 2015 conference in Barcelona, with the first edition to be published in early 2016.
More and more of Britain’s high streets are being taken over by tanning salons, fast food takeaways, bookmakers and other businesses that can damage people’s physical or mental health, public health experts have warned in a new report that names the unhealthiest towns and cities in Britain. Based on the number of such premises in the main shopping area, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has found that Preston has the highest concentration of outlets that can potentially damage health, closely followed by Middlesbrough and Coventry.
2015-03-26 | theguardian.comRead More
In strictly economic terms, sprawl is inefficient. Spread people out, and it takes them longer to drive where they need to go, and it costs them more in gas money to get there. Disperse a few people over a lot of land, and that land is used inefficiently, too. Then give those people roads and sewers — you’d need a lot more of both to serve 20 households living over a square mile than 20 on the same block. And that's to say nothing of the costs of fire and police service when people live far apart.
2015-03-23 | washingtonpost.comRead More