Tag: Urban Design

Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature

Stanford University

Stanford research has found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting, showed decreased activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor

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The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

This handbook integrates health into planning to address the unhealthy and unsustainable conditions that are being built into the physical fabric of cities. Solving issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability needs to involve tackling

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Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

The Routledge Green City collection brings together their latest research articles covering aspects of the future of sustainability in urban environments. The articles will remain free to access until the end of the year.

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Green Cities Design Book: 50 city stories explored

Design Book: 50 city stories explored

This design book from Arup examines the ideas that help make great urban places – through design that is intelligent, beautiful, green, resilient, responsible and future-facing.

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Presentation – Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

A presentation given by Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy at the recent Biodiversity Across The Borders conference can be viewed online. It includes discussion of how cities are disproportionately important for threatened species and recommends the introduction of Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design

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Urban Green Cover in NSW Technical Guidelines

Urban Green Cover in NSW Technical Guidelines

‘Green cover’ refers to the integration of green, permeable and reflective surfaces into cities and towns with the aim of reducing urban air temperatures and improving air quality. The NSW Government has produced technical guidelines to provide practical advice on

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Call for papers – new Urban Planning journal

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Urban Planning is a new international peer-reviewed open access journal of urban studies aimed at advancing understandings and ideas of humankind’s habitats – villages, towns, cities, megacities – in order to promote progress and quality of life. Urban Planning is

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Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological restoration has grown rapidly and now encompasses not only classic ecological theory but also utilitarian concerns, such as preparedness for climate change and provisioning of ecosystem services. Three dominant perspectives compete to influence the science and practice of river

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Global City Teams Challenge

Cyber-physical systems (CPS), sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), involves connecting smart devices and systems in diverse sectors such as transportation, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare in fundamentally new ways. Cities and communities around the world are increasingly

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Market drivers towards healthier buildings

The report Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design and Construction on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity documents the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of healthier buildings from the perspective

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