Public Health

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Schools tend to get built on cheap land. Cheap land is often found near busy roadways—sources of pollutants that are harmful to the health of children.
The Center for Public Integrity
February 20, 2017, 7am PST
A new study from the University of Surrey produced counterintuitive results about the relative pollution levels of commuters around London.
CityLab
February 16, 2017, 1pm PST
Cleveland's rental housing stock is a public health risk, and the city is finally taking steps to launch a citywide inspection.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 15, 2017, 12pm PST
Initial data from the National Safety Council (NSC) suggest that more than 40,000 Americans died on the country's roads in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
The Hill
February 1, 2017, 5am PST
Susan Henderson shares some thoughts about the alignment of issues contributing to well-being in cities.
PlaceShakers
January 17, 2017, 11am PST
When nature is integrated into urbanism, wellness surges. Hazel Borys looks at the benefits.
PlaceShakers
January 12, 2017, 9am PST
Smart Growth America has released its annual Dangerous by Design report, showing that many older, car-oriented cities are the country's most dangerous.
Curbed
January 10, 2017, 7am PST
A new study has once again linked the perils of living near a pollution source to public health, this time finding that dementia risks increase in people who live near a major road.
Mother Jones
December 22, 2016, 10am PST
A Reuters study of public health data found 3,000 examples in the United States where lead poisoning rates exceed those in Flint, Michigan.
Reuters
December 18, 2016, 5am PST
A proposal to build a new "health park" in Downtown's Grant Park is still in the early phases,
DNAInfo
December 9, 2016, 6am PST
A weather inversion has caused the highest air pollution in the French capital in ten years. To coax commuters from their cars, free transit and odd-even license plate driving restrictions were enacted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday
NPR
December 8, 2016, 12pm PST
The death toll on the streets of Washington, D.C. are unchanged a year after the District launched its Vision Zero initiative.
WAMU
December 6, 2016, 8am PST
Bikeshare programs were first introduced in the U.S. seven years ago. Outside Magazine investigates whether they "are actually benefiting cities and their residents."
Outside
November 28, 2016, 9am PST
New research finds that as more distracted drivers take the road, protected bike lanes are keeping bikers alive.
CityLab
November 26, 2016, 11am PST
A distance of two miles can mean the difference of living more than ten years longer in the city of Denver. The city and its residents are gathering resources to improve public health outcomes in all the city's neighborhoods.
The Denver Post
November 15, 2016, 7am PST
The lead editorial in the December issue of American Journal of Public Health provides the introduction for two research papers on the relationship between bicycling safety and infrastructure expansion in Boston and Vision Zero in U.S. and Sweden.
American Journal Of Public Health
November 10, 2016, 12pm PST
Study finds people walk more in denser cities with more parks no matter what their country of origin.
Fast Co.Exist
October 6, 2016, 10am PDT
A controversial biomass amendment added to the Senate's energy bill would make the burning of wood for energy purposes a renewable source of energy. While the proposal has broad, bipartisan Congressional support, many groups oppose it.
The New York Times
October 5, 2016, 11am PDT
Bike lanes are considered a social intervention, and not directly medically related. But they are also proving to have an obviously positive effect on public health outcomes.
Reuters via Fox News
Blog post
October 3, 2016, 5am PDT
The United States has, by far, the highest traffic fatality rate among peer countries. Don’t blame drivers; planners need to rethink transportation safety.
Todd Litman