- Food Labels, Taxes, and Subsidies—the Egg of Columbus in the Obesity Crisis?
| Wilma Waterlander | 03/24/2016
Food labeling and food pricing do not do much to change this food system; they only address the symptoms. To really make a difference to health (and environmental sustainability), we have to change the system itself.
- "Streetfight" by Janette Sadik-Khan
| Amrita Gupta | 03/16/2016
In "Streetfight" Sadik-Khan breaks down her achievements into replicable ideas for urban planners and traffic engineers everywhere, and she also reminds us that the fight for a better city isn't over.
- Reprivatized Womanhood: Changing Gender Discourse in Contemporary Urban China
| Shengwei Sun | 02/16/2016
Urban Chinese women face mounting challenges in the contemporary era of "reprivatized womanhood." But it was not always that way.
- Southern Africa, a Region Chronically at Risk
| Irene Pedruelo, Daniel Sinnathamby | 01/25/2016
Southern Africa is preparing for a humanitarian disaster. Daniel Sinnathamby, regional humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in the region, talks about the circumstances that are making this year especially challenging.
- "World Hunger: Ten Myths" by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins
| Amrita Gupta | 01/04/2016
Chapter by chapter, Frances Moore Lappé and her co-authors demolish the myths that have long prevented us from addressing hunger, and examine the policies that keep people from feeding themselves.
- Does the Legally Binding Character of the Paris Climate Change Agreement Matter and, If So, Why?
| Daniel Bodansky | 12/04/2015
How much does the legal form of the Paris outcome matter? Opinions on these questions differ widely.
- International Efforts to Curb Emissions: Will Paris Succeed Where Others Have Failed?
| Steinar Andresen | 12/02/2015
Questioning the effectiveness and capacity of the UN to solve this global problem is highly relevant.
- Short-term Goodies versus Long-term Harm: The Ethical Dilemmas of Climate Change
| Stephen M. Gardiner, Irene Pedruelo | 11/30/2015
A conversation with philosopher Stephen Gardiner on how humanity should confront the climate change debate.
- Building Cities from Scratch: Is There a Formula for a Sustainable City?
| Elizabeth Rapoport | 11/02/2015
In the contemporary urban development industry ideas travel in the context of a commercial transaction in which practitioners are hired to provide a service.
- Fighting Obesity Requires a Choice: Profit or Public Health?
| Roberto De Vogli, Noemi Renzetti | 10/15/2015
Unless governments take steps to promote healthy diets and discourage consumption of ultra-processed products, chances to stop and reverse the obesity epidemic remain quite slim.
- Big Soda Politics: A Call to Advocacy
| Marion Nestle | 10/14/2015
It is becoming evident that Big Soda copies the playbook used by Big Tobacco to distract people from the harm caused by cigarette smoking. Although falling soda sales are the results of successful advocacy, there is still a lot of work to do.
- How Much More Processed Food Can We Eat?
| Tim Lobstein | 10/13/2015
Food policies for the 21st century will be about the purpose of markets and the need to hold marketers to account for their activities.