City Health International

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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CHI2015

‘ENSURING URBAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS’

Call for abstracts: for parallel sessions and for posters! Deadline extended: 31 July!

Conference Archives

City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.


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World News

  • Santa Monica: the city that wants to design itself happier

    Those who envision themselves living in Santa Monica, the wealthy and politically progressive coastal enclave west of Los Angeles, no doubt envision themselves living happily there. It would seem to have everything: miles of coastline with beaches open to all, the striking Santa Monica mountains just to the north, plenty of equally striking southern-Californian architecture [...] top-rated schools, police and firefighters, and, of course, that world-famous pier.

    2015-07-22 | theguardian.com

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  • The recipe for health and happiness in Australia

    The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, a long-term annual study of nearly 20,000 Australians, has teased out many revealing details about the things that we believe keep us happy and healthy. Some of it follows the common sense maxims about moderation and exercise. But the survey also yielded a few surprising answers to some important lifestyle questions

    2015-07-16 | smh.com.au

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  • How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

    City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression. But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park. A Stanford University study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that walking in nature reduces rumination [...]
    2015-07-03 | huffingtonpost.com

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