#262: Vigor in the ville: Creating cities that promote health and well-being

Urban public health expert Billie Giles-Corti discusses how a rigorous, evidence-based approach to urban policy and city planning can help bring long-term benefits for physical and mental health and well-being. Presented by Peter Mares.

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Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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This selection teaches three ways to find a common denominator: see if the smaller denominator goes into the larger one, multiply the two denominators, or find the least common multiple.  An example of each method is worked on an interactive white board.  ( 3:07)
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