Six Reasons to Support an Ambitious Cycling Strategy

On November 30, 2012, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation released a Draft Cycling Strategy that is intended to replace the Ministry’s 1992 Bicycle Policy. The proposal has

Hurricane Sandy – A Wake-up Call?

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it seems an appropriate moment to re-examine the issue of climate change and its impacts on human health. For

Urban Forestry & Climate Change

Urban Foresters have big jobs.  They are responsible for the care, maintenance and protection of trees on our streets, in our parks, and in our

Reducing Health Impacts along Traffic Corridors: An Overview

There are a number of different policies and approaches that can be used to reduce the health impacts associated with elevated levels of air pollution

Air Quality, Health Equity, AND THE Built Environment

In March  2011, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report, Urban Physical Environments and Health Inequalities, which examines outdoor air pollution and heat

Traffic Corridors, Air Pollution & Human Health

Over the last two decades, dozens of studies have been directed at air pollution and negative health impacts along high volume traffic corridors in cities around the world. 

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