Latest Urban geography Stories

2011-10-31 11:25:06

A mobile workforce can help improve a country's economy but the effects of commuting on the health of commuters and on the costs to industry in terms of sick days is largely unknown. From a commuter's point of view, the advantages of daily travel, such as a better paid job or better housing conditions, need to be weighed against adverse health effects. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that commuting by car or public transport, compared to...

2011-09-15 20:31:14

In the next 20 years, more than 590,000 square miles of land globally – more than twice the size of Texas – will be gobbled up by cities, a trend that shows no signs of stopping and one that could pose threats on several levels, says a Texas A&M University geographer who is part of a national team studying the problem. Burak Güneralp, a research assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M, says urban areas are growing faster than urban...

2011-08-11 02:30:00

LONDON, August 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As concerns over impending travel chaos mounts in London and throughout the UK in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games, commuters have voted overwhelmingly to use conference calling as their way of avoiding the crowds. In an online poll carried out by LoveHateTravel.co.uk [http://www.lovehatetravel.co.uk ], 80% of commuters said, "Yes definitely!" they would be using conference calling to avoid the crowds. A further 10% thought...

2011-08-03 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the trend toward urbanization explodes, particularly in the emerging world, how can corporate leaders prepare themselves? What does the growth of cities that are even more powerful than their host states mean for business? And what are the effects of this trend on markets, security, infrastructure, and the workforce? "This demographic shift is a key mega-trend for global business," said Susan Stautberg, co-founder and global co-chair of...

2011-07-25 06:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The daily commute of Columbus drivers isn't generally as stressful as that of other U.S. cities, according to research from Kiplinger,(1) but a recent survey commissioned by BP Products North America Inc suggests there is room for improvement. From impacted moods to concerns over wear and tear, Columbus drivers are familiar with the burdens of commuting, yet three out of four drivers don't deviate from their usual routine in order to improve...

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