Research into the health effects of car-dependent cities has revealed a range of health effects and actions that could be improved with revised urban planning actions. Mark Stevenson, epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne, led the study, which was published in The Lancet.

The three-paper series, presented by the authors at an event hosted September 23, 2016 by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network in New York, examined cities worldwide and compared land-use, economic, and transport attributes, along with livability indexes. Cities studies include Melbourne, Copenhagen, London, Delhi, Boston, and Sao Paulo….