Healthier places

Cities after COVID: How Can We Create A Positive Legacy For Health And Wellbeing?

The pandemic has given a stark illustration of how the built environment affects our health, but also shows the potential for change

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Active travel: The overnight cycle city

Road closures and pop-up cycle lanes were a common aspect of the Covid-19 response across the UK. But few cities were as well placed as Exeter to act quickly, for the long term — and without upsetting too many local residents

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Active travel: The park that became an island

Like many US inner cities, West Baltimore has been blighted by car-centric planning and historic disinvestment. Now, its transportation planners want to right past wrongs by turning an eight-lane expressway into a ‘Complete Street’

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Dinner for 10 million

Our food system isn’t sustainable and it isn’t working. We urgently need to find new ways to feed fast-growing 21st century cities — or to help them feed themselves

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PFAS come to town

“Forever chemicals” have been an issue on industrial sites for some time. Now we need to address them in urban spaces too, says Stefano Marconetto

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Cities after Covid: Back to life

The lockdown experience has fundamentally changed the way that many of us relate to the built environment. Designers can make shared spaces safer — but can they make people feel safe again?

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The future of healthcare

COVID-19 has left healthcare systems around the world reeling — and pandemics are just one of the heightened threats humanity faces over the coming decades. How will we cope?

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