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.
The research, [...] constitutes one of the first studies of the mental health impacts of "stop and frisk" and similar police tactics on young men—the population most affected by these policing policies. "Our findings suggest that pro-active policing tactics have the potential to negatively affect the relationship between the community and police, as well as the mental health and well-being of community members," says Geller, [...]
2014-10-22 | medicalxpress.comRead More
Nigeria’s biggest city has banned the use of car horns for a day to raise awareness of noise pollution. Despite the occasional honk ringing out in Lagos, the country’s financial capital, on Wednesday, road users say they noticed things were a bit quieter. Many welcomed the idea but predicted the racket would resume on Thursday. “If the intention is to reduce the noise, it’s good,” said Lateef Adebayo, 35, a commercial driver. [...]
2014-10-16 | theguardian.comRead More
A new report on the perceptions of city life in the UK and Europe has mapped a portrait of satisfaction levels across the continent’s cities. Released on Wednesday by the Office for National Statistics and supported by the European commission, the 2012 Perception Survey interviewed roughly 49,000 people in 79 cities across Europe. People were asked their opinions on different aspects of their city – from the affordability of housing to the quality of the air.
2014-07-25 | theguardian.comRead More