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.

Cities & Health is a journal dedicated to providing an innovative international platform for consolidating research and know-how for city development to support human health. The journal is committed to developing a shared evidence base and encouraging better communication between those involved with cities ‘on the ground’ and research communities.

As such the journal publishes papers and commentary from researchers and practitioners working to build new wisdom in supporting healthier cities for people and planet. You are invited to engage with, and help develop, Cities & Health through submitting commentary, views, case studies and research. You can find more information about Cities & Health here.

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Briefings

Published 24/06/19

The impact of walking in different urban environments on brain activity in older people

Walking in different urban environments impacts the brain activity of older adults For the attention of: City planners, local councils, general…

Published 18/06/19

The experience of living in an age-friendly community

We need to recognize that external factors can compromise age-friendly environments and better anticipate those who face greatest risk, before…

Published 18/06/19

Bringing children’s perspective into the local planning agenda through visible co-design actions in public space

Co-design as a public hearing for children; to enable children without ‘voice’ in public design to be heard. The making…

Published 13/06/19

Where globalisation and informality meet

What happens when you mix a growing, modern airport and an informal settlement? For the attention of: Urban planners, community activists,…

Published 13/06/19

Public health sector adaptation to climate change in Florida

How do we protect public health while navigating barriers to climate change adaptation? Lessons learned from the Sunshine State For…

Chalk marks of children's play in public space. Hop scotch etc drawn on to the pavement and road.

Published 14/04/19

Reclaiming spaces: Child inclusive urban design

Creating cities for children is creating cities for all. For the attention of: European Child in the City, Municipality of Eindhoven,…

Urban plaza with lots of people in Nottingham, England

Published 25/02/19

The intersection between built environment and behaviour change to improve adult health behaviours

Build it, they might run: Restructuring environments provides opportunity for physical activity but encouraging healthy living also needs social science’s insights…

Published 05/02/19

Reframing the index system for urban green space planning in China: for better public health

Human health must be recognized, in additional to ecological criteria in urban green space planning in China. Take note: Urban designers,…

Children having fun

Published 11/01/19

Evaluation of a municipality’s free play preschool and space

An innovative methodological approach to evaluate the impact of a free play space on children’s play. For the attention of:…

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