Equitable access to essential services in metro Vancouver              

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Written by Avril Li (University of British Columbia) More than four billion people currently live in urban areas globally and that number is projected to increase to about two-thirds of global population by 2050, approximately seven billion people. Through the pandemic in 2020 and increasing urban development, more people realized the importance and necessity of having open and accessible essential …

Old Data New Tricks, New Data New Tricks: Pathways at ICUH 2022

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Written by Alicia Cavanaugh (McGill University) and Ricky Nathvani (Imperial College London) In late October, the International Society for Urban Health hosted the 18th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) in Valencia, Spain. Hundreds of stakeholders including researchers, policy makers, planners, and members of civil society from all over the world came together to share ideas to improve urban health …

The complexities of the urban development: An insight into the policy dimensions

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Authors: Sabrina Mustabin Jaigirdar, Zahidul Quayyum Dhaka City’s overall development programme and planning are complicated by its multiplicity of stakeholders and actors working on improving poor physical and social infrastructure (e.g., education, healthcare, communication), housing and neighbourhood conditions, and addressing poverty and inequality.  This situation is further exacerbated by inadequate financial resources, poor administration, inefficiency, and a lack of cooperation …

Pathways to Equity at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

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This year, Pathways members Barbara Metzler (PhD student) and Sierra Clark (former PhD student) travelled to Athens to attend and present their research at the Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE, September 18th – 21st 2022), which is the largest gathering of environmental epidemiologists each year. After two years of being held virtually due to COVID-19, about …