Urban Update 29 May 2018

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Built Environment

Housing affordability: Taking a more creative approach to new homes

“Design for Liveability”- Leading international experts explore ways to make cities liveable during Knowledge of Design Week 2018

Energy

How Local Communities Can Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems

Health

Noise pollution is one of the biggest health risks in city life

Movement

Analyzing What Dallas Can Do To Address Pedestrian Deaths

Electric Cars Don’t Solve Many Of Our Transportation Problems

Natural Environment

The public realm can be at the forefront of tackling climate change

Urban design gone wrong: Parks

Limiting global warming levels can reduce dengue fever cases

Research

Prehistoric people also likely disrupted by environmental change

Social

Oxytocin, vasopressin flatten social hierarchy and synchronize behaviours

What makes us happy about where we live?

Why it is worth rethinking age boundaries

PLOS ONE study shows impact of aggressive conversations taking place nearby on personal space boundaries

Social media posts may signal whether a protest will become violent

 

Urban Design
Around the World

 

Australia

How to fix Parliament House - what about some neighbours?

Canada

Indigenous communities moving away from government energy utilities

Cyprus

How 20th century Cypriot buildings reflected a desire to be European

France

Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here’s how.

India

How Indian Cities are Squeezing the People out of Public Spaces

Mumbai’s neglected drinking fountains are getting facelifts

USA

The largest mall in the US is coming to Miami, and it will have a massive indoor water park and ice rink

Opinion: Alexandria gets housing affordability wrong