* This news is based on the following article: Nieuwehuijsen M.Urban and transport planning, environmental exposures and health-new concepts, methods and tools to improve health in cities. Environ Health 2016; 15(Suppl 1): 38.doi: 10.1186/s12940-016-0108-1
After reviewing the literature, the author of this article suggests possible approaches and actions to achieve an urban environment that is more beneficial to health overall. The issue is wide reaching, and much work remains to be done. A multisectorial approach is needed, with a strong link between science and policies.