May 2012

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http://assets.dft.gov.uk/publications/health-benefits-cycling-city/health-benefits-cycling-city.pdf Based on interviews of individuals on their attitudes and possible intentions.
The speech covers innovations such as routing, safety improvements including the prospect of virtually uncrashable cars by 2030.  http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/speeches/greening-20120425a/...
http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-press-20120517a/
http://www.communities.gov.uk/multimedia/newsroom/2133945
Seasonally adjusted house building starts in England stood at 24,140 in the March quarter 2012. This is 11 per cent lower than in the December quarter 2011. Completions (seasonally adjusted)...
The Growth Cities Network has been formed to promote the case for more powers for England’s mid-sized cities and is in discussions with ministers to establish how they can contribute better to...
Communities report being overwhelmed by the amount of engagement with service providers that comes with their participation, yet they remain underwhelmed by the 'quality' of this engagement...
Research shows that street furniture, barriers, parks, public spaces and neighbourhood architecture can stir up powerful emotions in local residents. This should be taken into account in programmes...
The percentage of the poorest Chinese who say they are satisfied with their lives has fallen more than 23 percentage points. Only 42 percent of Chinese people in the lowest income bracket reported...
"Study found that exposure to higher levels of air pollution made the blood more likely to clot. For someone who already has heart disease, this could possibly trigger a heart attack." http...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18066615 Construction is achieved using prefabricated wall and floor-cieling components.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144613/Pictures-Dubai-1960s-1970s-city-fishing-settlement.html
20 cartoons from the past decade by the famous Daily Telegraph cartoonist. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/9054056/Top-20-Matt-cartoons-on-property.html
The Urban Design Group in association with AIM Risk Services has developed a bespoke suite of insurance covers including a Professional Indemnity, Office Contents, Public Liability, Employer’s...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17963888 - public disillusioned with poltical leadership - publc focussed on short term issues, rather than long term - public not interested in governance, or...
http://citymayors.com/mayors/perth-mayor-scaffidi.html
Chemicals which disrupt the hormone system found in food, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, household products and cosmetics – also known as 'endocrine disrupting chemicals' (EDCs)...
Whereas most storms have a relatively even wind distribution, the research shows that sting jets -  localised bursts of wind desending from high altitude and reaching the ground at speeds as...
Humans have a natural body rythm that is kept in syncronisation by the daily succession of daylight and darkness. Surveys conducted by the Ludwig Maximillian University at Munchen suggest that...
EPSRC funded study points to rich diversity of language in London's schoolchildren with over 40 different languages found.  The research also associated high achievement with specific...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/26/earth-population-consumption-disasters
"Scientists hope to use the new 'town' to research innovations in renewable energy as well as intelligent traffic systems and next generation wireless networks." http://www....