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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 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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  • Hong Kong’s secret, illegal e-bikers crying out for power to the people

    Rush hour in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province and home to 6.6 million people, seems unusually quiet. [...] It’s almost completely silent because most commuters in Fuzhou, like an estimated 200 million others across China, opt for electric bikes – and it’s easy to see why. These two-wheeled vehicles, which range from electrically assisted bicycles to what appear to be silent conventional motor scooters, seem to offer the perfect solution for urban transport. E-bikes are cheap, quiet, have zero emissions and take up much less space than cars.

    2016-07-29 | scmp.com

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  • New prescribing rules confuse B.C. patients and doctors

    Many doctors and patients are concerned and confused after strict new prescribing standards were issued by the College of Physician and Surgeons of B.C. for narcotics and other addictive, potentially deadly drugs like sleeping pills. Last month, B.C.’s 12,000 doctors became the first in Canada to be legally bound by the mandatory prescribing standards meant to reduce addictions to opiates, stimulants and sedatives as well as the potential for diversions when such drugs are sold on the street. Those who don’t follow the safe prescribing rules could face disciplinary action by the college.

    2016-07-27 | vancouversun.com

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  • Australia’s cities need to start tackling the problems of an increasing population

    AUSTRALIA’S cities are rapidly moving towards becoming some of the world’s megacities and with apartments cluttering the CBDs, they are at risk of becoming total concrete jungles. But it’s not too late for cities to plan ahead, according to academics, and they could use one secret weapon to outshine cities like Los Angeles and Tokyo, where an extensive grid of freeways and skyscrapers are the main assets. Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology director Mark McDonnell believes Melbourne won’t have to sacrifice its environment and lush green spaces for more apartments and roads.

    2016-07-26 | news.com.au

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