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 10/01/20

Housing support to improve health and reduce service costs

A new model for care and intervention delivered through a housing and health partnership could lead to positive wellbeing outcomes…

Published 19/12/19

Comparison of environmental and health benefits of density-induced active transport versus increasing likelihood to walk and cycle a given trip

Densification plays important role in environmental and human health gains in low-dense high-income cities. Increasing walk and cycle without densification,…

Published 19/12/19

How does the city outdoor environment impact on the health and well-being of the elderly?

Negative perceptions of urban outdoor environments such as lack of safety, presence of social incivilities and scant active transport infrastructures…

Published 19/12/19

Developing livable cities: Do we have what it takes?

How do we develop liveable cities? Researchers in St. Louis surveyed multiple disciplines to see what skills we need to…

Published 19/12/19

Reflecting on our experiences: sharing our learnings, frustrations, challenges and ways of moving forward

Cities & Health is establishing a new submission section to encourage deeper reflections that go beyond standard research outputs, enabling…

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,…

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