City Know-how

A resource 
from Cities & Health journal and partners

Unlocking
Urban Research
for Practice

We support city-makers and the communities they serve

in implementing sustainable development goals with evidence.

Our journal Cities & Health builds a close relationship with cities, allowing researchers to test new knowledge for real-world impact and accelerate sustainable urban development. 

City Know-how articles are the journal’s one-page summary of peer-reviewed scientific research and evidence reviews that translate research findings into practical knowledge for city makers and urban practitioners.

Explore our platform to access a repository of City Know-how articles, as well as City Insights, which are high-standard articles encompassing various types of the journal’s submissions.

 

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These short City Know-how briefings offers direct scientific insights into a wide range of topics for improving human health and reducing environmental impacts.

Explore City Know-how and comment in more than 14 topic and subtopic areas.

Built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply or energy networks.

Subtopics: 

  • Urban Planning 
  • Urban Design

Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain an ecological balance in our planet’s natural environment and conserve natural resources to support the wellbeing of current and future generations.

Subtopics: 

  • Environment and health 
  • Environment and city

The Health and Social Care sector consists of any organisation which provides healthcare support to people, for example hospitals, dentists, and specialist support like physiotherapy, and social care support, for example, nursing homes, foster caring, and nurseries.

Subtopics:

  • Health and society
  • Public health policy and practice

Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it.

Subtopics: 

  • Physical geography: nature and the effects it has on people and/or the environment.
  • Human geography: concerned with people.
  • Environmental geography: how people can harm or protect the environment.

Urban studies is based on the study of the urban development of cities. This includes studying the history of city development from an architectural point of view, to the impact of urban design on community development efforts.

Built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply or energy networks.

Subtopics: 

  • Urban Planning 
  • Urban Design

The Health and Social Care sector consists of any organisation which provides healthcare support to people, for example hospitals, dentists, and specialist support like physiotherapy, and social care support, for example, nursing homes, foster caring, and nurseries.

Subtopics: 

  • Health and society
  • Public health policy and practice

 

 

Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain an ecological balance in our planet’s natural environment and conserve natural resources to support the wellbeing of current and future generations.

Subtopics: 

  • Environment and health 
  • Environment and city

Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it.

Subtopics: 

  • Physical geography: nature and the effects it has on people and/or the environment.
  • Human geography: concerned with people.
  • Environmental geography: how people can harm or protect the environment.

Urban studies is based on the study of the urban development of cities. This includes studying the history of city development from an architectural point of view, to the impact of urban design on community development efforts.

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Ready to impact urban development with your know how?
From May 2024, our platform will feature two unique article formats for you to contribute your experience.

  • ‘City Know-how’ translates peer-reviewed research into practical knowledge for city makers through one-page summaries.
  • ‘City Insights’ encompasses an extensive range of content, including Reflective Praxis, Case Studies, City Shorts, and more, providing in-depth analysis for sustainable urban development.

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