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Sustainable Development

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Getting Warmer: The Impact of Extreme Temperatures on Health in Latin American Cities

Jun 28, 2022

The impacts of climate change on health in urban areas are increasing, and a new SALURBAL study analyzes how extreme temperatures affect mortality across the region. In this post, we highlight what we know about these and other impacts in Latin American cities, examples of climate action, and what more needs to be done.

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How trees can help cities tackle depression – and climate change – in Latin America

Oct 10, 2021

With nearly 530 million people, more than 80% of the region’s population, living in “depressogenic” environments, mental health should be integrated into urban planning and policy discussions. In Latin America, governments and citizens have tackled this issue by planting more trees in their cities.

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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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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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Integrating urban planning and public health for an effective COVID-19 response

Jul 07, 2020

“Pandemics, cities and public health”: New SALURBAL research examines connection between pollution and COVID-19

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Mosquitos in cities: What climate change means for the spread of disease in Latin America

Mar 10, 2020

Claire Slesinski, Senior Program Manager for Global Urban Health and the SALURBAL project talks about mosquito-borne diseases and how climate change is contributing to infestation in some cities previously believed to be safe from them. 

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Climate change, health, and inequity

Dec 20, 2019

Climate change, health, and inequality represent critical, global challenges. Better understanding the connections between these issues creates opportunities for responses from multiple sectors that maximize co-benefits and leverage key arguments to drive action.

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Celebrating 70 Years of International Human Rights and Looking Forward: Why Better Urban Health Can Promote Human Rights

Dec 10, 2018

The growing importance of cities to address pressing global challenges has already been recognized with respect to key issues such as climate change and implementing sustainable development agendas. When it comes to human rights agreements, monitoring, and enforcements, cities can play an equally crucial role.

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“Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities” For Better Health: A World Cities Day Call for Action from the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative

Oct 30, 2018

This year's World Cities day marks a global call for action to build sustainable and resilient cities. The Urban Health Collaborative reflects on how planning and investments in health can help meet this goal. 

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Transformaciones Urbanas y Salud: El caso de TransMiCable en Bogotá -TRUST

Oct 15, 2018

Este post explora cómo se diseñar una  evaluación del impacto en la salud que sea de colaboración interdisciplinaria e intersectorial, enfocándose en el caso del proyecto TRUST para evaluar el TransMiCable de Bogotá. 

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