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Transportation Systems

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Transporte público y COVID-19: oportunidad para una movilidad sostenible y equitativa

Sep 15, 2020

La Dra. Nancy López Olmedo discute la importancia de implementar nuevas políticas en el transporte de las ciudades para evitar la propagación de virus como el del COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 and Public Transportation in Latin America

Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Alex Quistberg discusses a recent rapid review by SALURBAL investigators in Mexico that examined existing literature on potential infection risk in public transportation.

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¿Cómo influye el ambiente construido en las formas de violencia?

Apr 24, 2020

El Arq. Mario Matamoros realiza un análisis cartográfico de los crímenes registrados en Tegucigalpa para analizar la influencia del ambiente construido en las formas de violencia. 

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Urban Interventions: How Bike-shares Can Be Harnessed for Health Equity

Jun 03, 2019

Bike-share schemes have become a popular method to promote cycling in large cities because they provide affordable access to bikes. Bike-shares are well-suited for short-distance trips in urban areas and can be combined with other modes of transport for longer commutes. However, in some countries, these have been accused of social inaccessibility.

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UN Global Road Safety Week: A Call to Move Evidence to Action for Effective Leadership

May 03, 2019

This year's UN Global Road Safety Week is centered on the role of leadership. In this blog, Dr. Alex Quistberg provides commentary on this theme, with a focus on policy solutions, linking evidence to action, and strategies for multisectoral initiatives. 

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Reflections for International Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2019

Gender intersects with urban life and access to the city in important ways. When gender perspectives aren't considered in urban planning and policies, this can reinforce socioeconomic inequality, restrict mobility and access to essential services, and harm health and human rights. 

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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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Globally and locally, our cities need urban transport policies that impact health and equity

Jun 05, 2018

On World Environment Day, this post highlights the importance of urban policies that may at first glance seem unrelated to health, yet are likely to have an important impact on the health and wellness of residents. 

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