Posts tagged with 'public health'
Data and Analysis to Improve Road Safety in Arequipa
Data and Analysis to Improve Road Safety in Arequipa
The historic and ornate city of Arequipa is the economic and cultural hub of Southern Peru. But crowded streets, poor air quality and a disordered array of buses characterize mobility in this Andean city, the second largest in the country. ...
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
The city of Baldwin Park, Calif. — the birthplace of the drive-thru restaurant  — made the news this week after city officials banned construction of any new drive-thrus for at least the next nine months. The first In-N-Out drive-thru burger joint ...
New Work Out Plan: Take Public Transit
New Work Out Plan: Take Public Transit
63.7% of the D.C. region’s workers who are over 16 drive by themselves to the office.  But now, Arlington, Virginia, is reaching out to its lonesome single-occupancy vehicle drivers in a public campaign to make them fitter and flirtier. The ...
For Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
For Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
Yesterday, Michelle Obama rolled out her campaign against childhood obesity, dubbed “Let’s Move.” Along with the First Lady’s influential leadership, the project is backed by some significant resources, including as much as $1 billion a year in federal funds for ...
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
The Cycle for Health logo, via the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Web site. Yesterday, The City Fix wrote about the winners of the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a design competition to “support the development and implementation of a strategy that has ...
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Fast Company named Seattle the “City of the Year” in its annual “Fast City” issue, which handpicks cities around the world that exhibit “smarts, foresight, social consciousness [and] creative ferment.” San Francisco was chosen for its innovative public-private partnership that ...
Air Pollution's Causes, Consequences and Solutions
Air Pollution's Causes, Consequences and Solutions
Deaths from Urban Air Pollution Estimates by WHO sub-region for 2000 (WHO World Health Report, 2002). View a larger a version of the map. Originally posted on TheCityFix’s sister site, Earthtrends, the article below gives a good overview of outdoor ...
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Photo by Hossam all line. The New York Times reports today that noise on Cairo’s streets averages 85 decibels, the equivalent of standing just 15 feet from a passing freight train. And that’s just the average. In the loudest parts ...
Beijing's Transport Adventures
China’s Green Beat, is a neat bilingual blog I stumbled upon the other day, written by John Romankiewicz, an American Fulbright scholar currently living in Beijing, and Zhao Xiangyu, a Chinese citizen from Heilongjiang, a province in the northern part ...
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