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The Built Environment and Impacts on Health

The built environment in which we live and work in can have a significant impact on our physical and psychological health

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Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Walking

The convenience of walking makes its health benefits achievable for many, while urban design improvements in accessibility increasingly facilitate wheeling

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Does public space shape a democratic, peaceful and healthy society?

The COVID-19 crisis has raised many people’s awareness of the importance of sharing public space

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The Carbon Impact of Construction

Pollution, embodied energy, and alternatives to concrete. The post-COVID urban environment, and how we might build ‘healthier’ cities

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The 15-Minute City: A Post-COVID-19 Utopia?

The 15-minute city can be a guiding light to help us imagine a liveable, healthy, and sustainable post-COVID-19 urban future.

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Lockdown, wellbeing, and walkability

The coronavirus pandemic has imposed lockdowns that have severely limited individuals’ ability to engage many in activities

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What is the impact of COVID-19 on Small Island Developing States?

A case study on income inequality in Saint Lucia.    VERDICT The high dependence of Saint Lucia on international tourism

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Face coverings, self-surveillance and social conformity in a time of Covid-19

Face coverings, self-surveillance and social conformity in a time of Covid-19: a pilot study of public compliance with municipal rules requiring face masks to be worn in public spaces in Brittany, France.

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Has COVID-19 highlighted social injustice built into our cities?

Multiple studies have highlighted how the pandemic has laid bare and exacerbated social inequalities across countries.

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Passivhaus development as part of a green post-COVID-19 recovery

How Passivhaus development can influence the way we live as part of a green post-COVID-19 recovery.

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Local farms are helping city residents endure COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of city living, exposing vulnerabilities to public health, the economy, and in governance. 

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How the pandemic is bringing dining to streets, sidewalks, and parking lots in the United States

The expanded use of streets, sidewalks, and parking lots to include gathering and dining should be adopted permanently where practical.

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More Marketing than medical evidence: infrared thermometers to screen for COVID-19

Margaret McCartney, Carl Heneghan Many restaurants, theatres and offices are using infrared thermometers to get the country back to work.

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How many minutes is your neighbourhood?

The post-COVID era has generated the driving force to make 15-minute neighbiurhoods a form of planning a rational possibility and plausible strategy.

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Living in Harmony with Nature

If we can use the current pandemic as a catalyst to address the longer-term silent killer of climate change, while engendering healthier behaviour in the short term, then we will avoid a knee-jerk reaction, and future-proof our response for the next generation.

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