Entries by Eleanor Setton

August 21 | 2017

Residential greenness and birth outcomes: evaluating the influence of spatially correlated built-environment factors. Abstract BACKGROUND: Half the world’s population lives in urban areas. It is therefore important to identify characteristics of the built environment that are beneficial to human health. Urban greenness has been associated with improvements in a diverse range of health conditions, including […]

August 14 | 2017

Within- and between-city contrasts in nitrogen dioxide and mortality in 10 Canadian cities; a subset of the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC). Abstract: The independent and joint effects of within- and between-city contrasts in air pollution on mortality have been investigated rarely. To examine the differential effects of between- versus within-city contrasts in […]

August 7 | 2017

Spatial Transferability of a Microresidential Mobility Model in the Integrated Land Use, Transportation, and Environment Modeling System Abstract This paper presents the spatial transferability analysis of a microbehavioral model from the residential mobility component of the integrated land use, transportation, and environment (ILUTE) modeling system developed and implemented in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, […]

July 31 | 2017

Statistical modeling of the spatial variability of environmental noise levels in Montreal, Canada, using noise measurements and land use characteristics. ABSTRACT: The availability of noise maps to assess exposure to noise is often limited, especially in North American cities. We developed land use regression (LUR) models for LAeq24h, Lnight, and Lden to assess the long-term spatial […]

July 24 | 2017

Regional Climate Projections of Extreme Heat Events in Nine Pilot Canadian Communities for Public Health Planning  ABSTRACT: Public health planning needs the support of evidence-based information on current and future climate, which could be used by health professionals and decision makers to better understand and respond to the health impacts of extreme heat. Climate models […]

July 17 | 2017

Large-scale physical activity data reveal worldwide activity inequality.  Using data captured from smartphones, researchers have amassed a dataset consisting of 68 million days of physical activity for 717,527 people to study activity across the globe. As described in the abstract: “Aspects of the built environment, such as the walkability of a city, are associated with […]

July 10 | 2017

Exploring pathways linking greenspace to health: Theoretical and methodological guidance. During an Expert Workshop held in September 2016, the evidence linking greenspace and health was reviewed from a transdisciplinary standpoint, with a particular focus on potential underlying biopsychosocial pathways and how these can be explored and organized to support policy-relevant population health research. This Report […]

July 3 | 2017

For your reading enjoyment! Watch for our new “Paper of the Week” posts. We will be highlighting papers authored by CANUE members as well as new articles of interest. If you would like to have your own paper featured, or suggest a paper that you find especially interesting, please send us a note at info@canue.ca. […]

GREENNESS TEAM MEETING | June 2017

ON June 20th, members of CANUE’s Greenness Team met by conference call to provide an update on current work and discuss a range of technical issues related to measuring greenness. CANUE provided an overview – Presentation slides are available here: CANUE Green Metrics June 2017. Meeting notes are available here: CANUE Green Metrics Meeting Notes.

WEATHER AND CLIMATE UPDATE | May 2017

CANUE’s Weather and Climate team met on May 8th | 2017 to review their research program and upcoming activities. Meeting slides are available here (CANUE Weather and Climate Meeting May 8 2017) and include: a brief overview of climate, weather and health linkages (Dr. Tim Takaro) a description of the PAVICS platform (pavics2016_eng) currently under […]