August 6, 2020
Mental Health in Urban Communities
The noise, pollution, and overcrowding of cities appears to be taking a toll on our mental health. People in cities suffer from higher rates of almost every mental health problem compared to those living in rural […]
July 17, 2020
What is the urban heat effect?
On the first day of summer, the average temperature in Portola Valley is 70 degrees, while just down the road in Palo Alto the average temperature is 76 degrees. Why are the temperatures in built-up […]
June 16, 2020
COVID-19 is re-making our world in myriad and fundamental ways. Thanks to the rigorous “shelter-in-place” mandates from our prescient health officers, we are learning (knock on wood) to flatten the curve. But what a hit it is on jobs, incomes […]