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.
Towing companies that swoop in to haul away cars parked for a minute longer than the rules allow or that charge owners exorbitant fees to get their vehicles back would be more tightly regulated under legislation introduced by a Montgomery County Council member Tuesday. Towing from lots in shopping centers, apartment complexes and other private property is a $5 million-a-year business in Montgomery, county officials estimate, involving about 40,000 vehicles.
2015-04-15 | washingtonpost.comRead More
Children may cut things closer than their parents realize when it comes to guessing how far cars are from an intersection or how long it takes to safely reach the other side, a small study suggests. Using virtual reality, researchers tested how often kids might walk into oncoming traffic in real life. The results show that "parents may be over-estimating how careful their children are" and missing opportunities to teach kids safer habits, study author Dr. Barbara Morrongiello, a psychology professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, said in an email.
2015-04-12 | reuters.comRead More