March 2012

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MyStreet is an exciting opportunity for you to tell your story about your area, through film. Share with the world where you are, who you are and how you live. The MyStreet annual competition has...
People living on their own use nearly double the amount of antidepressants compared with people living with others. For women living alone in poor quality accommodation is the main risk factor; for...
Link established with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the blood. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-prenatal-exposure-combustion-related-pollutants-anxiety.html Sources are - vehicles,...
Link established with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the blood. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-prenatal-exposure-combustion-related-pollutants-anxiety.html Sources are - vehicles,...
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/nesc-njf031412.php
With parts of England enjoying a spectacular, but drought ridden spring, one asks what causes the timing of plants coming into bloom. Flowering is activated by a special molecule, called Florigen....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17488450
The proportion of shops in Britain lying empty has hit a new record of 14.6% according to the Local Data Company http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17478331
New towns to 'disfigure' UK: Fury over move to ditch 60 years of planning law in bid to construct new garden cities http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117393/New-towns-disfigure-UK-Fury...
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669107/make-way-high-line-former-nasa-engineer-kickstarts-low-line-underground-park
http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=1F6DE0AE-A313-D96D-5DA8-AB57C583EF38
"I reviewed “Top 10 cities” from four business magazines......Regardless of their size and regional settings, there is a common theme among cities making the “best cities...
A view from Canda http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/design-architecture/healthier-building-and-city-design/4806
http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/debate-rages-of-city-design-and-liveability/story-e6frg2ru-1226295287389
http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/technology-a-innovation/item/1289-perth-cbd-evolving-to-be-more-pedestrian-friendly
A new civic group in San Jose hopes to improve the city's aesthetic and cultural quality by advocating for better architecture, more urban street design, interesting public spaces and convenient...
http://www.property-magazine.eu/masterplan-for-marseille-s-old-port-displayed-20120.html
http://www.property-magazine.eu/masterplan-for-marseille-s-old-port-displayed-20120.html
http://www.chesterfieldpost.co.uk/public_services/mp_politics/mp_news_00000263.html
http://www.yellowad.co.uk/news.cfm?id=8869&headline=Southend%20named%20UK%E2%80%99s%20best%20public%20realm
http://www.midulstermail.co.uk/news/business/consultation-period-extended-for-town-s-public-realm-scheme-1-3603960
£15m of new funding for sustainable travel projects across the country that will promote economic growth and cut carbon. This is in addition to the £560m Local Sustainable Transport Fund...
A succession of digs over fifteen years, plot by plot, has revealed the full details Arcy-Romance near the modern-day city of Rheims.  Arcy-Ramance was a small Gallic settlement inhabited...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2113692/The-car-hit-pedestrians-Safety-Volvo-outside-airbag-reduce-impact.html
http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/cycling-city-and-towns-end-of-programme-reports/
14-month initiative at the the Museum of Modern Art examines new architectural possibilities for American cities and suburbs   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109697/Redesigning-...
Woman cyclist was killed by rear wheels of lorry at Kings Cross, at a place where the lane width was less that TfL's own guidance. No charges have been brought in the case and any decision rests...
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/HIT-BRAKES/story-15430103-detail/story.html%20#20splenty The 20s Plenty for Us movement is now at a point where a number of main local authorities have adopted area-...
Neighbourhood Planning Pilots News from Lubenham, Worth, Ripon, and London South Bank http://www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/planningsystem/neighbo...   Trailling Neighbourhood...
Forty-five percent of persons living in the most deprived areas want to move home, compared to 29% in the least deprived areas. Individuals living in urban areas have a higher preference for moving...
http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16117 Unfortunately the article says nothing more than that a series of books is being published, and that they are really interesting.  
Middle classes benefit most from higher education expansion: A healthy teenager is a happy teenager: Do you know where your child is? Why are so many young people unemployed? http://research....
People's personalities can change considerably over time, say scientists The University of Manchester and London School of Economics and Political Science suggesting that leopards really can...
SOAs are tiny particles that are formed in air and make up typically 40 percent to 60 percent of the aerosol mass in urban environments. Fine-particle pollution can cause human health effects, such...
Sampe: over 500 men and women of the age of 40.   Women who spent the longest time sitting had higher levels of insulin, as well as higher amounts of C-reactive protein and chemicals...
Young people who never drank any alcohol were between four and six times more likely to have higher levels of happiness than those who reported any alcohol consumption. Youth who smoked were about...
The overall sense of control that comes with power tends to make people feel overconfident in their ability to make good decisions. Studies suggest that that power leads to a feeling of over-...
Depression affects 1 in 10 persons in the USA.  For several years, researchers have seen links between depression and inflammation, or over-activation of the immune system. People with...
The study, published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, examined almost 200 years of data on the evolution of the road network in an area north of Milan, called Groane.  Researchers used...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/communities/about/buildingsafercommunities...
Article suggests that hill forts, rather than being centres of power, were simply refuges for elderly people and children, during times of unrest. http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/02/warfare-in-iron...
A challenge by the City of Regina to reinvent urban design with two prizes   The 2040 Prize Challenges individuals and firms to transform a neighbourhood and its systems, step by step, to...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8953597/Graphic-the-decline-of-the-British-high-street.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102531/At-14-shops-day-shutting-Britains-high-streets-shoppers-hunt-bargains-online-stores-retail-parks.html   A totally misleading headline: no account...