Many Americans have opted against taking the Covid-19 vaccine, but why? Is it because they vote Republican? Or that they watch Fox News? Or is it simply their age?
Rising levels of vehicle traffic, industrial activity and urban sprawl are contributing to rising levels of air pollution across the global south. This is particularly the case in cities where urbanisation is progressing fastest.
Cities as we know them are under attack thanks to Covid-19. Their growth, sustainability and ability to attract investment, tourism and talent are extremely vulnerable during times of crisis.
The precarious economies of many traditional seaside towns have declined still further since the 1970s when an explosion of cheap holiday flights and package tours to Spain and Greece took away swathes of their summer trade.
By 2050, it is projected that almost 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities, up from 55% today. The fastest urban growth is happening in Asia and Africa, which is also where we’re seeing a rapid rise in people suffering from, and dying of, heart disease.
Thoughtful policies, community engagement and decisive action will be required to hold on to recent gains in bike ridership post-pandemic.
Jacksonville has invested millions to repair and upgrade its sewage system, but with the state's population growth, the ageing network cannot keep up.