Recent Blog Entries: Debra Efroymson
When a city is completely inaccessible for people with disabilities, where do we start? Or should we just throw up our hands and declare defeat?
My colleagues at Work for a Better Bangladesh have created a video about walking—and the involvement of young people in creating better pedestrian environments. HealthBridge partners around the world are supporting this movement.
We can create better cities. We can invite and celebrate diversity. Watch the video below.
The list of benefits was so long that my eyes started to glaze over. Green roofs would mean cooler buildings, helping to reduce the urban heat island effect. People would have the opportunity to come into more contact with greenery and living things; their stress would thus decline.
The more space we give to cars, the more we demand. Instead let's return some space to people!
People make cities great, but what if people have grown hopelessly boring?
Students, NGOs, institutes, and media: working together, can we solve some of Dhaka's endless traffic problems?
Sometimes we can move from complaint to action...and create a small but important improvement.
If Indian cities can succeed in reclaiming space from cars and giving it back to people...surely other cities can as well!