Urban dwellers yearn for 'Good Life' allotments

Scientists estimate "lost allotments" in the UK could have provided 6% of the population with their "five-a-day" diet.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
June 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: urban-planning gardening


Coronavirus: Transport usage will change after lockdown

Public transport usage won't recover to pre-Covid19 levels once the lockdown ends, a survey suggests.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
April 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: transport urban-planning bus-travel rail-travel

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address the obesity epidemic

Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.

John Rennie Short, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
Feb. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  cities  obesity  exercise  walking  urban-planning  bicycling  urban-policy  parks  food-deserts  city-parks

Better traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions | MIT News

Analysis shows that smarter programming of stoplights could improve efficiency of urban traffic.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 31, 2015 ~10 min

Tags:  sustainability  climate-change  pollution  greenhouse-gases  urban-planning  research  transportation  school-of-engineering  algorithms  civil-and-environmental-engineering  traffic-management  analytics

MIT Professional Education and Center for Real Estate announce new Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development | MIT News

Enrollment open for a five-course certificate program.

MIT Professional Education • mit
March 2, 2015 ~6 min

Tags:  finance  urban-planning  real-estate  classes-and-programs  education-teaching-academics  sloan-school-of-management  center-for-real-estate  school-of-architecture-planning  mit-professional-education

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