Health

Nathanael Johnson reports on what makes healthy grocery stores succeed in food deserts.
Mar 29, 2014   Grist
Major study by the Partnership for Prevention identifies numerous ways to reduce air pollution, increase physical fitness and reduce traffic risk.
Jul 22, 2011   Transportation and Health: Policy Interventions for Safer
Urban parks have an important role to play in solving the health and fitness crisis, but too many acres of parkland are not helping people become healthier. How can park systems be designed to be better-used and live up to their potential?
Jul 16, 2011   Philadelphia Daily News Digital / The Inquirer Digital
A new Canadian study should be of interest to any urban cyclist concerned about his/her health. The study shows what is apparent to most cyclists already - smoking tailpipes, especially from diesel trucks and buses, can have serious health impacts.
Jul 14, 2011   Environmental Health News via San Francisco Chronicle
The built environment plays a big role in public health, and the professions involved in creating the built environment need to pay more attention to building healthy places, argues Clark Manus, president of the American Institute of Architects.
Apr 22, 2011   Architect
Who's the happiest and healthiest of them all? The New York Times posts an interactive map of the national Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Mar 16, 2011   New York Times
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
Jan 25, 2011   Grist
A study of tree cover and pregnant women suggests that women living in areas with more trees are less likely to give birth to undersized babies.
Jan 11, 2011   The Oregonian
Unclean and unsafe water is an increasingly vexing problem for the world's cities, which are struggling to meet the needs of rapidly growing populations. But there has been some positive work in developing countries.
Sep 12, 2010   Citiwire
The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED building rating system has helped grow the ranks of green buildings, but some say it ignores the human health impact of those buildings.
Aug 17, 2010   Yale Environment 360
Opinion
Apr 15, 2010   By Todd Litman