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Water features are commonly used in city centres across the Netherlands to cool urban areas Boris Stroujko/Shutterstock

Five ways to keep towns cool in a heatwave

From special paving to green walls, the recent Cool Towns project highlights the best ways to protect urban areas, and the people living there, from the effects of heatwaves.
Simon Fraser University students compile survey packages for a community housing resident survey in North Vancouver in November 2023. (Meg Holden)

Higher density living is changing the way neighbouring works in Canada

Before we draw conclusions about the implications of social isolation, we should check our expectations of how, when and why neighbouring does or does not happen.
Cities should be planned around existing natural resources. Stephen Appiah Takyi

Ghana: Kumasi city’s unplanned boom is destroying two rivers – sewage, heavy metals and chemical pollution detected

The inability of city authorities to enforce land-use regulations has allowed people to carry out ecologically unfriendly activities along the water bodies.
Textured surfaces on city pavements can help make public space more accessible to disabled persons. (Shutterstock)

Despite legislative progress, accessible cities remain elusive

Decades of activism have resulted in legislation and infrastructure to make cities more accessible, but the lived experiences of disabled residents shows there’s still a long way to go.
Philadelphia’s neighborhoods are green and not so green. Marli Miller/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

More vulnerable people live in Philadelphia neighborhoods that are less green and get hotter

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Penn State ran computer models on two Philadelphia census tracts. The neighborhood with more vulnerable residents was also hotter.

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