London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan

London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan
Mark Moran

A plan to turn London into a National Park City has been unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan. Thousands more trees will be planted, community green spaces improved and... continue

14 Aug 2017RUDI News
Cycle superhighway boost for CityConnect’s Bike Friendly Business scheme

Cycle superhighway boost for CityConnect’s Bike Friendly Business scheme

A further five local businesses along the Cycle Superhighway have applied to the CityConnect Bike Friendly Business Scheme in a pledge to encourage more staff to cycle to work.  CityConnect will provide tailored support to each business in the form of expert advice, training or... continue

13 Apr 2017RUDI News

Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres,... continue

13 Dec 2016RUDI News
Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

An expert panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon concluded that greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In its report, titled ‘Mobilising Sustainable Transport for Development,’ the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport notes that the investments needed for transitioning to sustainable transport amount to the... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News
Vienna: streets as places

Vienna: streets as places

With a population of nearly 2.5 million people in its greater metropolitan area, Vienna is the... continue

8 Nov 2016RUDI News

Great British High Street competition: finalists announced

The Great British High Street competition has revealed some of the nation’s best high streets, with 27 finalists now having the chance to impress an expert judging panel and battle it out in a public vote to be crowned Britain’s best. Between now and 18 November you can cast your vote... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

Transport and urban professionals can help to put 'health in all polices', says PHE

In England today, we are facing some wicked health challenges, says Public Health England (PHE). In its latest report, Implementing Health in All Policies at a local level, it outlines how these issues – many of which are exacerbated by poor mobility and poor living options – can be... continue

18 Oct 2016RUDI News

NYC study shows that bicycle lanes are 'exceptionally good value' because they address multiple public health problems

A new study, The cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City, has determined that investments in bicycle lanes come with an exceptionally good value because they simultaneously address multiple public health problems, and are more cost-effective than the majority of preventive approaches used... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News

Air pollution is a major health risk and a drag on development, reducing cities’ competitiveness

The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

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