Posts Tagged ‘health’

How residents are opening up the city for children to play: “We decided to try to change things. Starting with our own street…”

Back in 2009, two mothers in Bristol (UK) were concerned about their children’s lack of freedom to play out in their own neighbourhood, to get daily exercise and make friends in the community. Since their own childhood in the 1970s, the urban environment had changed and children were no longer a day-to-day presence playing in [...]

By Alice Ferguson, on September 5th, 2017 at 09:00

Reinvent democracy with Aarhus’ “everyday activists” and habit-breaking “Givisme” culture!

I have never been welcomed by a butler in black overcoat with a top hat, especially not during a formal meeting organised by a city council. Then I was invited to step into a house, which looked like a huge magician’s enormous suitcase and where I found myself somewhere between Alice’s Wonderland and The Addams [...]

By Ferenc Szigeti, on September 29th, 2016 at 16:50

Cities for People

The conversation on urban design must change in focus from the physical structure of the cities to the people who live in them. This is the strongly held belief of Camilla van Deurs, a partner with Danish architectural practice Gehl Architects, which works around the world implementing its vision of creating resilient places that are [...]

By URBACT, on November 29th, 2013 at 17:48

Cities Can Grow Their Health Economy

How can cities boost their economies and improve the health of their population? By investing in innovation and the knowledge economy in the health field! Investigating this area is of the main objectives of the 4D Cities URBACT project, which first transnational meeting took place in Igualada (Spain) on the 18th and 19 th of March.

By Segolene Pruvot, on April 4th, 2013 at 13:14

Good transport planning can improve public health

The internet information platform Eltis published a case study with the title: Encouraging Active Travel to Hospitals, London, UK. Indeed, the National Health Service (NHS) authority in the Tower Hamlets Borough of London has implemented a travel plan as part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, to encourage the use of more active travel to hospitals in [...]

By URBACT, on April 16th, 2012 at 13:51