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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Published 24/07/22

Road traffic noise and mental wellbeing in the elderly

Want to know more about noise and mental wellbeing? Our latest research from two Irish cities.   For the attention…

Published 22/07/22

Making cities inclusive for children with disabilities: The development of the Child Community Health Inclusion Index

We must take a careful look into the structures, policies, and programs that may be barriers to inclusion of children…

Published 22/07/22

Are houses in disadvantaged and less walkable areas affordable?

Housing in disadvantaged areas is more affordable, however, cities would be more equitable if disadvantaged areas were walkable and amenity…

Published 22/07/22

What does mega-sport volunteering contribute to a city and the wellbeing of volunteers?

It’s not just the sport – new research shows the impact of Glasgow Commonwealth Games volunteers on wellbeing in the…

Published 09/06/22

Understanding how to change behaviour to improve the rewilding of urban private gardens

City residential streets offer an opportunity to give back to nature, making changes to make them a habitat for wildlife. Our…

Published 09/06/22

Designing, building and managing aged care facilities: A new approach grounded in biophilic design

Our paper calls for changes in how we design, build & manage aged-care facilities. A vision for biophilic cities must…

Published 09/06/22

The Jerusalem Railway Park: ‘Greening Our Backyard’

Our Jerusalem Railway Park study addressed the needs of those aged 55 in disparate communities, with long-term implications for physical…

Published 09/06/22

Connecting Land: a transdisciplinary workshop to envision nature-connecting habitats

Envisioning a socially and ecologically sustainable human habitat: Connecting Land. For the attention of: Landscape architects, environmental educators, city planners and…

Published 26/04/22

Solutions to integrate health objectives into new urban development

New research explores how design team professionals manage developers’ risks to integrate health into new urban development For the attention…

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