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How to Build a Healthy City
Today's cities - home to more than half the world's population - are struggling to deal with a harmful mix of public health problems: populations are ageing, obesity is rising and pollution has reached toxic levels. What are cities doing to tackle these enormous problems? In this six-part series, Darren Dodd talks to Financial Times correspondents around the world - from Singapore to Copenhagen - about initiatives designed to make cities healthier and more pleasant places to live.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 61 ratings
Economic Geographers galore!
I’m doing A levels in Economics and Geography and considering a Geography degree. The Potevedra episode really enforced my idea of studying Human Geography and looking at how cities adapt.
vincefreeman via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/08/20
Really good!
Tony.Petrovik via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/14/20
A typically high quality set of stories from around the world where cities are working to improve people’s health and tackle causes of diabetes, loneliness and poor health. It’s sponsored, but for once they add something to the production, rather than an annoyance.
bob-dodo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/13/20
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