Urban Update 22 May 2019

Australia

Airbnb: whos in, whos out, and what this tells us about rental impacts in Sydney and Melbourne

 

India

Citizens group raises objections to Mumbai Development Plan

 

New Zealand

What makes Kiwi kids more likely to walk to school?

 

UK

Sohos unique sexual character should be preserved, say researchers

Urban Village Fete returns to Greenwich Peninsula, London's hottest new creative neighbourhood

 

USA

Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them

Urban Design Observations: Abandoned Storefront Graffiti Etiquette

New plans for Spire site: Arresting towers, solid urban design and room for improvement

Panel of experts formed to advise on Burlington's future urban design

Hundreds of senior citizens will soon be walking highway 99 in Tukwila

 

Built Environment

Urban design gone wrong: Density

Reimagining spaces under elevated infrastructure

 

Environment

Precise analysis of the particulate composition of smog

Dont wait for a unicorn: investing in low-carbon tech now will save money

One-Third of the Worlds Protected Areas Are Threatened by Intense Human Pressure

Pay-backs to Africa from the Paris Agreement's temperature targets

 

Health

New study sheds light on the opioid epidemic and challenges prevailing views about this public health crisis

Mediterranean diet may blunt air pollution's ill health effects

Exercise to stay young: 4-5 days a week to slow down your heart's aging

Ultra-clean homes could trigger childhood leukaemia, major review suggests

 

Movement

Research shows how navigational hazards in metro maps confuse travellers

Avoiding the car for travel could significantly lower risk of illness and death

The End Of Parking Lots As We Know Them: Designing For A Driverless Future

 

Political

How unemployment impacts political destabilization in Western and Eastern Europe

 

Research

Piezoelectric ceramic foam: Flexible, highly efficient multimodal energy harvesting

Advanced biofuels can be produced extremely efficiently claim Swedish researchers

 

Social

Kids show adult-like intuition about ownership

People Make Different Moral Choices in Imagined Versus Real-Life Situations

Why are the elderly increasingly more inclined to live alone?