The Global Urbanist

News and analysis of cities around the world


Health and aging

RSS Feed

With one of the highest levels of air pollution of any city in the world, the Mongolian capital is learning how to reduce its levels of particulate matter and replacing tens of thousands of traditional heating stoves with cleaner alternatives.

Whereas governments are quick to scapegoat the chop bar owners of Accra, in reality they spend onerous sums of money on sanitation, an effort which should be supported by health policy.

While most are aware of the need for education and prevention, Noemi Reiner of ARCHIVE highlights the need for stable housing for people living with HIV/AIDS to lower transmission rates and reduce the physical and emotional risks of disease and stress.

From the Archives

Worse than HIV: food running out in Nairobi's slums

While thousands struggle with HIV in Nairobi's slums, a growing national food crisis and the closure of food aid programmes due to lack of funding are a greater concern for afflicted residents.

Most Discussed

  1. The health costs of motorised transportation in (Indian) cities
  2. Health and sanitation is an economic right as well
  3. The haze that hides the eternal blue sky
  4. US leaving unfinished sewage system behind in Fallujah
  5. As if climate change flooding wasn't enough: preparing Dhaka for a major earthquake

Related Topics

Community organisation
Neighbourhood groups defend scarce public parks in Buenos Aires
The road to eliminating homelessness by 2030
Internal migration
The haze that hides the eternal blue sky
Social conflict
Humanitarian responses to discriminatory planning in Jerusalem

Hot Cities

Anshan, Liaoning

Featured Author


Post an event


Post a job


The Global Urbanist is an online magazine reviewing urban affairs and urban development issues in cities throughout the developed and developing world.

Its readers are drawn from the urban policy and international development sectors, and include urban planners, officers in local, national or international government agencies, civil society leaders, and researchers.

Find out more

Advertise on this site