The 2nd CHI conference was a great success. The theme for the conference was “Creating healthy places for health futures”, and the presentations examined current policy and practice in relation to public health and wellbeing in cities along with consideration of the future challenges.
The CHI conference is held in a different location each year. If your organisation is interested in hosting a future conference, please contact us. We are also now looking to add more supporters, to ensure that the venture remains inclusive, relevant and influential in the field of urban health.
Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in China, according to official statistics. Every time China hosts a major international event the government has to take extraordinary measures to clean up the air and avoid suffocating its prominent guests in a dangerous choking smog. On social media, residents ask why the government can clean up for foreigners but can’t provide a healthy environment for ordinary citizens who live and work in the city.
2014-11-18 | dailytimes.com.pkRead More
In a study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that air pollution throughout its hometown, New York City, may have contributed to a rise in ADHD diagnoses. The findings are particularly important for low-income groups, who are at an increased risk of exposure to the pollutants studied, which are known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
2014-11-11 | medicaldaily.comRead More
President Joko Widodo faces multiple challenges as he begins his mandate. One area that is of absolutely critical importance is making sure that 21st century Indonesian cities become more livable, sustainable and dynamic. Within the next decade, after all, the total urban population of Indonesia is destined to reach 183 million people — up from 120 million today. In other words, over the next 10 years, the equivalent of two greater Jakartas or six New Yorks will have to be planned and built.
2014-11-05 | thejakartapost.comRead More