Urban development leads to fewer shaded areas and more heat-absorbing paved surfaces. Cities tend to be warmer than their rural surroundings as a result, a phenomenon known as the urban heat island (UHI) effect.Read more
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Noise from road traffic has a major impact on the development of crucial memory and attention skills in primary school children, slowing it down significantly, according to new research.
A long-term study of around 2,700 children...Read more
A new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has provided further scientific evidence of the health benefits of well-designed urban planning. It suggests the built environment, green space and air pollution can...Read more
Exposure to an urban environment characterised by high levels of air pollution and noise in areas with a high building density during the foetal period and in early childhood may contribute to higher blood pressure.Read more
Watching television is the lifestyle habit ‘most strongly associated’ with obesity in children, says an international health research centre which looked at city children’s habits.
The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) did a study of...Read more
Over 800,000 children under the age of five died from pneumonia last year – that’s one child every 39 seconds.
The shocking figure comes from United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), which says most deaths occurred in...Read more