People who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities and published in Environment International.
Sydney may soon undergo a transition from a monocentric city with sprawling suburbs radiating from one CBD, to a polycentric model -- one marked by several sub-centres -- according to a recent study led by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Sydney. Topics: Greater Sydney Commission, urbanisation, urban sprawl, complex systems, transport, residential, suburbs
Apps that can detect what mode of transport phone users are traveling on and automatically offer relevant advice are set to become a reality after extensive data-gathering research led by the University of Sussex.
Ride-hailing accounts for an 83 percent increase in the miles cars travel for ride-hailing passengers in Denver's metro area, according to a new study, 'The impact of ride-hailing on vehicle miles traveled,' in the journal Transportation. CU Denver research found that for every 100 miles carrying passengers, Uber and Lyft drivers travel an additional 69 miles without a passenger. Conclusions: cities need better data about mobility-disrupting companies to inform policy decisions.
Distribution of Airbnbs may follow the same pattern across different cities, and several factors, including the number of residents who work in the creative industries, may determine their location, according to an article published in EPJ Data Science.
The sport of rock climbing is gaining international attention, having been approved for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games. But news headlines about the sport are still dominated by reports of gruesome injuries and near-death falls. Are rock climbers going out of their way to seek these risks? A new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal reveals that decreasing the level of injury risk at a climbing site generates substantial welfare gains for climbers.
There is undeniably a complementary relationship between air travel and the high-speed train. However, and although both means of transport favor tourism, European experience indicates that their influence is very different.
Using a single pixel camera and Terahertz electromagnetic waves, a team of Physicists at the University of Sussex have devised a blueprint which could lead to the development of airport scanners capable of detecting explosives.
New research published in The Journal of Physiology highlights how exercise could help people exposed to extreme temperatures protect themselves from the cold. This could be useful for people who live and work in very cold conditions.
Tourists considering overseas travel 'trust' a destination like London would provide a positive experience, says new research from QUT researchers. Consumer behaviour experts from QUT Business School investigated the effectiveness of the official tourism website, Visit London, for tourists choosing the city as a destination to explore. Their findings, published in the Journal of Strategic Marketing, have implications for the travel industry in Australia and overseas amid an emerging trend to 'personify' places to build long-term bonds with tourists.