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[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 - 18:24
Ten years ago, I found myself immersed into a branch of urban planning that at the time was just beginning to emerge at the local, state and national levels: Healthy Communities Planning. At the Riverside County Department of Public Health; now known as the Riverside University Health System—Public Health (RUHS-PH), my role entailed transforming the way planners thought, viewed and applied public... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 - 18:18
Improvements in communications, mobility, and data management have provided public sector managers with a new range of investment opportunities. With limited access to capital and organizational resources, managers need to ensure they make the best resource allocation decision. ‘Best,’ in this sense, covers equity, efficiency, effectiveness, inclusion, and transparency, along with other issues.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 - 18:18
People who live in cities have greater access to healthier foods and places to exercise   LONDON (Reuters) - Global rates of obesity among people who live in the countryside are rising faster than those among city dwellers, in part due to greater access in urban areas to healthier foods and places to exercise, researchers said on Wednesday. In a study of 33 years of trends in body mass index (BMI... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:32
In the city of Bandung, in Indonesia, municipal leaders are administering acupuncture. But their patients are not human. The patient is the city itself. Through a series of small projects – such as carefully placed walkways and parks – they are undertaking a process called “urban acupuncture” that sees cities as living organisms that can be healed by strategically placed pin prick interventions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:06
Developers in London have come under scrutiny for segregating people who live in social or affordable housing from residents who pay market rates. Prominent cases have included children from social housing being blocked from using a playground in a new development, and “poor doors” providing separate entrances for social housing residents. Of course, segregation has long been a reality in cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:51
Participants of COP21 (Paris, 2015) agreed that limiting the average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius was an absolute imperative, and that this goal would require that human-produced emissions peak in 2020 and get to zero (yes, ZERO!) by 2050. California set the decarbonization train in motion in 2006 with passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (California Assembly... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:56
Cities must have direct access to international climate funds if they are to contribute to the fight against climate change, according to a new report from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Overseas Development Institute, which calls for the creation of a development bank for cities. Despite climate funds averaging US$463 billion between 2015-16 globally, the paper estimates that US$93... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:49
The CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) recently launched 'Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050 - Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities.' The foresight report is an outcome of an ISPC assessment conducted in 2017 by mostly non-CGIAR strategic thinkers & discussants, to explore the pressures on the global agri-food system between now and 2050.   The report... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 - 03:13
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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:34
Winning the race against climate change to keep our planet livable and on a healthy trajectory requires action rooted in sustainable solutions aligned with the Paris Agreement and the UN-driven 2030 Agendafor sustainable development, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday. “To put it simply, we need green development.  We need sustainable development.  And we need it now,” the UN... Read more