February 2011

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An Imperial College study has shown that in 2008, more than one in ten of the world’s adult population was obese, with women more likely to be obese than men. An estimated 205 million men...
In towns, wear debris from vehicle brakes, tires, and the road surface itself, as well as the resuspension of "normal" dust, are responsible for more than half the fine particle emissions...
A set of papers published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society  the authors of which contend that recent human activity, including stunning population growth, sprawling...
A Cornell University study has found that poor adolescents who live in communities with more social cohesiveness and control get some measure of protection; they’re less likely to smoke and be...
The National Assembly for Wales’s Sustainability Committee has published a report on its Inquiry on Planning in Wales  There are 30 recommendations made to the Assembly, including...
Two thirds of applications are determined within two months, and just over 1/3rd of major applications within four months. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/02/01102327 It remains a...
Review of recent technological developments in automobile control. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12338590
Presumption is that roads will be unclassified, unless other circumstances apply, and that the classification of local roads should be devolved to local authorities. http://www.dft.gov.uk/...
Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon - Making Sustainable Local Transport Happen No viable alternative to the car, need to complement with sustainable transport modes,  and introduce sustainable...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/righttobuyconsultation
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/righttobuyconsultation
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/regeneration/communityledregeneration
This report provides an update to the 2006 'State of the English Cities' report, which provided a comprehensive analysis of city performance http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/...