Urban Update 16 February 2016

Urban Design around the World

Australia

To fix the public transport crisis it must be brought back into public hands

Canada

Deco, modern and what's next? The historic home of CIBC could get a dramatic revamp

Japan

Sleepless in Japan: How insomnia kills

Malaysia

Street art in urban design

Netherlands

How did Copenhagen become Copenhagen?

Republic of Ireland

Dublin City's Weaver Park nominated for a European urban park prize

USA

U.S. cities can save billions with green, resilient design, says report

 

News and Research

Movement

Bristols 20 mph limits have led to valuable reductions in speed and casualties, and benefit active travel

A driverless future may upend the time-tested real estate law: Location, location, location

Car, ride and bike sharing giants sign up to Shared Mobility Principles and one shares social impacts

Humans, Health, Society

How should we tackle the loneliness epidemic?

Study finds only one-third of patients diagnosed with depression start treatment

Thousands of lives would be saved if counties met ATS clean air standards

Too much TV at age 2 makes for less healthy adolescents

Obesity drives US health care costs up by 29 percent, varies by state

Study shows benefits of exercise can outweigh health effects of severe obesity

Psychopathic traits differ between cultures, experts claim

Housing for older people needs national strategy

Lessons in building for mental health from Tokyo and Hong Kong

Researchers team up with cities to make resilience a reality

Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk: Study

Built Environment

Paul Farmer Interview: Ethics and international perspective

Civic Group Aims to Encourage Affordability by Incentivizing Developers

Stop Saying 'Smart Cities': Digital stardust wont magically make future cities more affordable or resilient

Natural Environment

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Sea levels 'could be rising a centimetre a year' by 2100, say scientists

The Secret To Staying Happy Is Getting Whatever Exposure To Nature You Can Get

Global warming could cause key culinary crops to release seeds prematurely