Alan DaviesMay 9, 20172 Comments
It's arguable whether greener residential areas reduce mortality but there are plenty of other good reasons to promote planting more trees, especially along streets
Alan DaviesMay 8, 2017
Here's some interesting reading to help keep you away from the Fairfax press
Alan DaviesMay 4, 2017
Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative, sometimes contrarian, and occasionally amusing links for urbanists
Alan DaviesMay 1, 20171 Comment
Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit but it's unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled
Alan DaviesApr 1, 20176 Comments
A visiting Canadian expert appears to have done what the locals couldn't: inspired most of the Premiers to improve the health of city dwellers through better urban planning
Alan DaviesSep 13, 20164 Comments
It's true India has more mobile phones than toilets but the meme demeans the population and contributes little to improving sanitation
Alan DaviesJul 5, 201611 Comments
With the 2016-17 budget potentially a relic, there's an opportunity to step back from the cruel and uncaring decision to increase the excise on smoking by (yet another) 50%
Alan DaviesAug 26, 201511 Comments
A new US study finds that mode share and accessibility by public transport aren't correlated significantly with health outcomes. If the study's right, how could that be?
Alan DaviesJun 1, 20156 Comments
Michelle Obama popularised the idea that "food deserts" with too few healthy food stores (and too many fast food outlets) are a key cause of bad health, but it misses the underlying problem
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