We all need to learn from research. The ‘City Know-how’ posts unlock lessons arising from the research published in the Cities & Health journal. Whatever your role, or interest, in cities, I hope you will find something stimulating, something of interest and maybe even something that you can put straight into practice.

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Published 18/03/21

Why the neighbourhood environment is critical for obesity prevention in India

This new study explores built environment correlates of overweight and obesity among adults in a South Asian context. For the…

Published 18/03/21

Enhancing urban green space quality for social and active ageing: Sydney, Singapore and Dhaka

The association between urban green space quality and older adult outdoor recreation may vary across contrasting community contexts, but few…

Published 18/03/21

Narrating climate change impacts for urban health governance; Guangzhou, China

Policies need to promote more open and scientific narration of climate change impacts, taking into account their complexity and long-term…

Published 16/03/21

Local coastal population’s experiences, perception and coping strategies in relation to environmental change

Coastal inhabitants experience environmental change through impact on health, housing and income. Coping is short-term due to the financial burden,…

Published 15/03/21

Housing health risks, energy use and intervention priorities across Delhi’s diverse settlements

Hot, polluted and varied housing quality in Delhi: Characterising housing health risks and energy use to inform intervention priorities in…

Published 15/03/21

How can cities use the concept of liveability to track their progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Lessons from Bangkok

Leaders from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration teamed up with Melbourne-based academics and three other partner organizations to develop a liveability…

Published 14/06/20

Loss of green open space has implications for health and socio-economy in Akure, Nigeria

As urban populations grow, cities experience intense pressure to expand at their peripheries. For people’s health and economic vitality, land…

Published 13/06/20

A participatory approach to building a coalition of health and planning sector urban actors in Africa: a Douala case-study

Participatory approach to research-policy-civil society intersectoral partnerships that identify key urban challenges and solutions in Douala, Cameroon For the attention…

Published 10/06/20

Comparing walking environment in Madrid and Philadelphia using multiple sampling methods

We compared cross-city differences in the walking environment in Madrid and Philadelphia as a case study For the attention of: City…

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