How can we improve air quality in our cities?
There are many solutions available for reducing air pollution in our cities. A variety of measures can be implemented, depending on the characteristics of each city. The following are just some of the possible lines of action:
How can we reduce noise in our cities?
Urban planning plays a key role in reducing noise levels and promoting healthy lifestyles:
How can we increase physical activity levels in cities?
The design of our cities and urban transportation systems is a crucial factor in boosting physical activity in the population:
All these measures are included in this study published in The Lancet, , which analysed physical activity in 14 cities.
How can we reduce the number of heat islands in our cities?
Urban planning and transportation planning must prioritise measures that address the heat island effect.
Various mitigation plans have been proposed, such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s "Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies"
How should green and blue spaces be prioritised in our cities?
The way to prioritise urban green and blue environments is to implement a programme of urban regreening and to link together existing natural spaces in the urban environment: