Transportation and Health Inequalities

By Shelby Huffman Transportation is an important determinant of health, and the two may be more closely related than researchers previously recognized. You might be familiar with the idea that designing cities for cars is bad for health because it promotes inactivity....

Shifting the Obesity Discussion

Last November a report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimated the global economic impact of obesity to be $2 trillion, which is on par with the impacts of smoking and armed conflicts (1). This report emphasizes that a problem of this scale requires a systemic...

Income Inequality and Urban Trees in Saskatoon

A few years ago, Tim De Chant of Per Square Mile wrote about the relationship between income inequality and tree cover in cities (1), citing a 2012 study which found that demand for forest cover increased and decreased with income (2). He also found that the results...

How Cheap is Corporate Talk?

By Shelby Huffman The tobacco industry wrote, and continues to write, the playbook on circumventing attempts at regulation- from targeting overseas markets with lax restrictions and bullying them out of attempts to create any restrictions (1), to that almost comically...