Health

What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
Apr 14, 2015   Community Builders
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
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Apr 15, 2010   By Todd Litman
AARP takes a comprehensive looks at streetcars, exploring their past demise, comeback, and now spreading to as many as 40 cities. Special attention is given to the Portland Streetcar and how the streetcar enables better mobility for seniors.
Apr 6, 2010   AARP Bulletin Today
This piece from <em>Next American City</em> looks at health in New York City, and why the city's new health commissioner is looking at elevators, escalators and other subtleties of the built environment.
Feb 1, 2010   Next American City
A new report from the Health Effect Institute concludes that there is a strong correlation between exposure to traffic and heart ailments.
Jan 15, 2010   The New York Times
The National Academy of Science has released a report showing that health effects from burning fossil fuels cost the economy about $120 billion a year. Global warming was not included due to uncertainty, so it's focused mostly on air pollution.
Oct 27, 2009   The New York Times - Environment
Why the decision to host the next G-20 summit in Steel City is a good one.
Sep 8, 2009   Forbes.com
With what some are calling the worst classroom conditions in the nation, California is trying to solve the problem by replacing all of its portable classrooms with green buildings.
Jun 10, 2009   Good
I'm watching local Rochester-area advocates respond to presentations by three panelists on the subject of "Community Food Supply and Environmental Justice" at the Association for Blog Post
Jun 5, 2009   By Jess Zimbabwe