Urban Update 22 June 2018 - News

Urban Design around the World

Australia

To design safer parks for women, city planners must listen to their stories

 

Flat-townhouse complex draws 14 objections in a week

 

Canada

Junk Science Week: Obesity experts fight for sugar taxes while beating down evidence

 

China

More of the Chinese population will be exposed to heat waves

 

Malaysia

National car versus the public’s health

 

Netherlands

Integrated approach is the best way to manage urban growth, expert says

 

New Zealand

Move made to put urban design on Government’s agenda

 

Saudi Arabia

Lifting of Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving poses policy challenges

 

Scotland

Aberdeen councillors asked to approve £550,000 for new public space

 

UK

Wynyard 'white elephant' bridge plan 'a waste of money'

 

Building More, Building Beautiful – Policy Exchange Report

 

Great British High Street Competition

 

USA

See the top-secret suburbs that built America’s nuclear weapons

News and Research

Built Environment

From Fallout to Half-Life, urban planning is crucial for game design

 

Design

Nine benches created by young designers enliven London

 

Politics and Economics

Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government

 

Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements

 

Energy

 

Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’ to limit warming to 1.5C

 

Huge mistake’: Britain throwing away lead in tidal energy, say developers

 

Health

Study on social interactions could improve understanding of mental health risks

 

New study shows that watching films set in a natural environment boosts body image

 

Movement

Highways have divided and afflicted city neighbourhoods for decades. Can they be redeemed?

 

Natural Environment

Palm oil: The carbon cost of deforestation

 

Who do people think is to blame for marine litter?

 

Humans are causing mammals to increasingly adopt the nightlife

 

Agricultural intensification not a 'blueprint' for sustainable development

 

Original habitat is best, but restoration still makes a big difference

 

Breathing better may be an added benefit of biodiversity

 

Social

Few early parent education programs available to help dads

 

First significant study on autism and homelessness

 

Women’s basic rights under threat from Trump gag rule, warn experts

 

Technology

Ten megatrends every investor should know about

 

Ground-breaking discoveries could create superior alloys with many applications

 

Can smart city tech shape America’s real estate?