Growing healthy communities, building a healthy world
“Space-age materials for building sustainability”, featuring research by Umberto Berardi.
Homes, residential buildings and office towers are significant contributors to carbon emissions. New construction materials may offer solutions for a healthier planet and improved health.
“The Urban Farm’s Living Lab is alive with collaborative research”, featuring research by Michelle Dang and Tamer Almaaitah.
With dwindling greenbelts and farmlands making way for urban sprawl, many are turning their attention to transforming urban rooftops into urban farms.
“Supporting social connection in the schoolyard”, featuring research by Lauren McNamara.
Recess is more than a chance for children to get outside during the school day. Schoolyards can help encourage the healthy socialization and physical activity that children need.
“Turning up the volume on the health impacts of noise”, featuring research by Tor Oiamo.
The constant drone of traffic noise can directly impact people’s health. Cities are exploring noise action plans to turn down the volume.
“Threats to Colombia’s drinking water from climate change drive a FEAS-led international research project”, featuring research by Mehrab Mehrvar.
A global team of researchers is working to strengthen Colombia’s coastal aquifer resilience and the health of the planet’s most precious resource: water.
“How the relationships we have with plants contribute to human health in many ways”, featuring research by Sarah Elton.
In addition to producing the oxygen we breathe and supplying the food we eat, plants also support relational health.