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SALURBlog

SALURBlog is an online platform for dialogue and discussion on urban health (Salud Urbana) in Latin America, produced and coordinated by the SALURBAL project. SALURBAL researchers and members of the Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean contribute through SALURBlog to a regional and global conversation about urban health issues in Latin America. Contributors to the blog are experts in urban health, urban planning, and urban policy from across the region. 

Want to write for the blog? Download our guidelines here and email Andrea Bolinaga at ab4488@drexel.edu

Traffic congestion on a highway

Beat the Traffic: Increasing Public Support for Congestion Relief Policies in Latin American Cities

May 26, 2021

A new study led by SALURBAL researchers highlights factors associated with the level of public support towards road pricing and driving restrictions to alleviate traffic congestion in 11 Latin American cities.

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Bolivian women at food market

O Impacto dos sistemas alimentares e da alimentação nas mudanças climáticas: resultados de países da América Latina

May 06, 2021

Pesquisadores do SALURBAL discutem os efeitos das mudanças climáticas na agricultura e na alimentação da população latino-americana

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Conectando Pesquisa E Ação

Apr 28, 2021

Fazer a conexão entre pesquisa acadêmica, ativismo e gestão pública não é uma tarefa fácil. 'Oficinas participativas de sistemas complexos' foram uma das ferramentas utilizadas pela equipe SALURBAL no Brasil para proporcionar um espaço de comunicação e desenvolvimento de possíveis soluções nas áreas de alimentação e transporte para a saúde urbana.

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smiling children in Peru

World Health Day 2021: Facing hard truths to build a fairer, healthier world

Apr 07, 2021

Building a fairer, healthier world requires first acknowledging that the impacts of the pandemic have been unequal, and that this unfairness is preventable. Effective public health research can help drive necessary change.

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Diálogos SALURBAL: Obesidad y diabetes en las ciudades de América Latina

Mar 25, 2021

El primer evento “Diálogos SALURBAL” unió a más de 500 personas para conversar sobre el rol del entorno urbano en determinar la prevalencia de la obesidad y diabetes en las ciudades de América Latina. Hablamos con tres expertas del tema para contestar algunas de las preguntas realizadas por el público durante el seminario.

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El rol de los parques en una planeación urbana saludable durante y después de la pandemia

Mar 23, 2021

La Dr. Mika Moran, investigadora del proyecto SALURBAL, analiza el papel esencial de los parques y la equidad de los mismos como parte de una agenda más amplia de planificación urbana saludable.

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El entorno social y su efecto en la diabetes

Feb 11, 2021

El artículo destaca una reciente publicación realizada por miembros de SALURBAL en la que analizan la relación entre el nivel educativo y la diabetes en 232 ciudades de ocho países de Latinoamérica. 

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Why do we need to monitor adolescent tobacco control policies in cities?

Jan 28, 2021

SALURBAL researchers discuss the importance of monitoring policies in cities by analyzing efforts to reduce tobacco use in the region, through the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 

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Where you live matters: Life expectancy and causes of death in Latin American cities

Jan 25, 2021

A new study led by SALURBAL researchers and published in Nature Medicine highlights differences in life expectancy and causes of death in cities across Latin America and explores potential drivers of these differences. 

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