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Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.

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13-14 September 2018, Odesa, Ukraine

Conference Archives

City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.

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  • How walkable is your city? Tool aims to make pedestrians safer and happier

     Not uncommon in Southeast Asia’s cities, the emphasis is on cars and keeping traffic moving, despite nascent efforts to make the Malaysian capital more friendly for those on two legs. “It is important that walkability isn’t a luxury (but) an essential component of equity and sustainability, particularly in the rapidly growing cities of the global south,” said Joe Chestnut of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a [...]

    2018-02-21 |

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  • World's biggest city database shines light on our increasingly urbanized planet

     The JRC has launched a new tool with data on all 10,000 urban centres scattered across the globe. It is the largest and most comprehensive database on cities ever published. With data derived from the JRC's Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL), researchers have discovered that the world has become even more urbanised than previously thought. Populations in urban areas doubled in Africa and grew by 1.1 billion in Asia between 1990 and 2015 [...]

    2018-02-19 |

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  • How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets

    The Danish capital ranks high on the list of the world’s healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally. Maybe it’s the Viking heritage. There is an icy open-air pool in the waters of Copenhagen’s harbour, and although it is mid-winter Danes still jump in every day. On the front cover of the city’s health plan, a lean older man is pictured climbing out [...]

    2018-02-15 |


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  • Are We Really Prepared To Stop HIV?

     Is it right to continue to limit or stagger access to PrEP to those at highest need in England when it is available freely on the NHS in Scotland and Wales? This weekend (9/10 February) in Amsterdam European healthcare workers, activists, advocates and policy makers are at a conference discussing how they can facilitate HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more widely across European countries. PrEP, an unassuming small blue pill, taken before [...]

    2018-02-13 |

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  • Early intervention helps prevent family homelessness in London

    A London homelessness prevention pilot project is seeing success in keeping people off city streets. A research project found that about 90 per cent of at-risk families diverted from homelessness with the help from the Rotholme Women's and Family Shelter remained housed about 18 months later. The Prevention of Homelessness Among Families research project looked at a pilot project at the shelter that was focused on preventing the use of a [...]

    2018-02-12 |


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  • Scotland set to pass 'gold standard' domestic abuse law

     A law setting a “gold standard” for domestic abuse legislation by incorporating both emotional and physical violence into the same offence is expected to be passed by the Scottish parliament. The domestic abuse bill, which has cross-party backing, creates a specific offence of “abusive behaviour in relation to a partner or ex-partner”. This will cover not only physical abuse but other forms of psychological abuse and coercive and controlling [...]

    2018-02-05 |

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