The Built Environment and Impacts on Health

BACKGROUND The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in densely populated, urban areas has inspired questions around what actions can be taken to ensure a healthy and just recovery that will eventually lead to a more sustainable built environment, generating a positive balance between public health, and important social, economic, and…

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Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Walking

Emily Morbey BA (Hons) Human Sciences, University of Oxford On behalf of the Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Team University of Oxford Correspondence to emily.morbey@keble.ox.ac.uk BACKGROUND Walking or wheeling – active mobility in a wheelchair – are forms of exercise which are accessible for many people. The convenience of walking makes…

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The 15-Minute City: A Post-COVID-19 Utopia?

Zachary Elliott BA (Hons) Geography, University of Oxford Correspondence to zachary.elliott@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk Verdict The 15-minute city can be a guiding light to help us imagine a liveable, healthy, and sustainable post-COVID-19 urban future. However, we need to ensure that it works to improve, rather than exacerbate, social equality in cities. People…

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