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.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR) earlier this week. The findings were decidedly mixed. While homelessness decreased in 33 states, it increased in 17 others. The overall trend over the past year was flat: a 2% decrease in homelessness compared to 2014. The report claims that since 2007, the number of people experiencing homelessness on a given night has decreased by 82,550 people, or 11%.
2015-11-24 | huffingtonpost.comRead More
Humans are in the midst of what might be the biggest and most transformative mass migration in our species’ history: off the land and into cities. In the middle of 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed those in rural areas; by 2050, two-thirds of humans will be city dwellers. This mass urbanization will inevitably transform everything, creating new and pressing issues in the realms of public health, food security, economic stability, infrastructure development—and environmental safety.
2015-11-16 | newsweek.comRead More
Cities are known to wear an unfortunate toupee of air pollution. Even with EPA standards and the development of green infrastructure, pollutant emissions are much higher in populous cities than in the sprawling countryside. But though much research has been done into how air pollutant levels vary from city to city and from urban to rural areas, efforts have been rare to characterize the intra-city variation in pollution emissions: for instance, how emissions vary between the night lull and rush hour traffic, or how roadway pollutants are different than those emitted from coke factories.
2015-11-10 | phys.orgRead More