Tim Pittman makes the case that cities can make us healthier – provided we can get out of our cars – and advocates a shift in the conversation about designing cities for people.
Apr 13, 2012 GenslerOnCities
The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is leading an effort to make time for physical activity and put healthy food on children's plates, Beth Fitzgerald reports.
Mar 23, 2012 NJ Spotlight
Eric Jaffe looks at the findings of a recent article in the medical journal The Lancet, which predicts massive public health challenges in China resulting from the country's urban influx of migrant workers.
Mar 16, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Eric Jaffe reports on the growing use of "health impact assessments" (HIA), which are used in a similar fashion to environmental reviews, to determine the public health side effects of major projects.
Mar 9, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Here is a list you presumably do not want to find your city on: the most obese metro areas in the country. Dan Witters breaks down the results that Gallup has recently released as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Mar 8, 2012 Gallup Wellbeing
Giovanna Borasi & Mirko Zardini examine the state of pervasive anxiety afflicting the urban populations of the West and how "medicalization" and an ambition for total well-being are effecting architecture and urban planning.
Mar 7, 2012 Places
New York City is taking steps to manage the dumping of raw sewage, Mireya Navarro reports.
Feb 23, 2012 New York Times - Green Blog
Lecturers call race a "surrogate" for socioeconomic factors that determine health outcomes, reports Beth Fitzgerald.
Feb 22, 2012 NJ Spotlight
<em>NewPublicHealth</em> recently published an interview with HUD’s Raphael Bostic on the nexus between Housing Policy and Public Health, and the steps the Feds are taking to improve people's health through housing.
Feb 13, 2012 New Public Health
Jane E. Brody reports on the safety features New York City has instituted as part of an ambitious effort to completely re-engineer city streets.
Feb 8, 2012 The New York Times