• Benefits of Climate Action; Piloting a Global Approach to Measurement
    2017-11-01 | C40
    This pilot research aims to enable cities to measure the wider benefits of climate action, empowering them to make a much stronger case for a much greater scale of action. The purpose of the research is to evidence the benefits of climate action, but more than this to understand how cities can evidence these benefits as efficiently, effectively and expeditiously as possible. This report shares the methodology developed for understanding the benefits of climate action. It also includes the detailed findings from the climate actions looked at in each of the five pilot cities. 
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  • Benefits of Climate Action Houston: Benefits of the White Oak Bayou Greenway
    2017-11-01 | C40
    From rising wealth and increasing consumption, to more sedentary lifestyles and inequality of access to healthcare and healthy environments, urban living presents a majors challenges to health and climate. This research enables cities to evidence the benefits of climate action as efficiently, effectively and expeditiously as possible. Houston aims to improve cycling in the city through a number of programmes and initiatives outlined in the Houston Bike Plan, including one of the most ambitious parks projects in the US: Bayou Greenways 2020.
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  • Briefing book 2017
    2017-11-01 | CCD
    With compelling evidence linking the quality of urban environments with lifestyle and behavioural factors, cities are the front line for tackling diabetes. Cities that place health at the forefront – by integrating health into urban planning, investments and policy decisions – can bend the curve on diabetes and reap significant opportunities for improving the overall health, well-being and economic productivity of their citizens (specific results for all 8 cities are also in the briefing book). 
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  • Programme Review 2014-2016
    2017-10-01 | CCD
    This review investigates the impact of the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership and relevant activities initiated in the period 2014–2016. The overall purpose of the review is to inform the future programme direction by exploring the following objectives:
    • To document and understand the impact of the Cities Changing Diabetes approach
    • To capture and share learnings from global and local programme activities. 
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  • Briefing book 2015; Urban Diabetes Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities
    2015-11-01
    When cities are planned, managed and governed well, life flourishes and health outcomes can surpass those seen in rural areas. But cities can also concentrate risks and hazards to health – this is evident in the case of type 2 diabetes. The form and composition of cities – their size, density, diversity and complexity – provide tremendous opportunity for understanding the drivers behind type 2 diabetes, thus making cities a focal point for developing interventions that can break the rising curve of diabetes. The Cities Changing Diabetes programme is a commitment to advocating for urgent action against diabetes on a global scale. The aim is to map the challenge, share solutions and act on the growing challenge of diabetes in some of the world’s great cities.
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