Recent Blog Entries: Debra Efroymson
Tobacco, alcohol, junk food, sugary beverages—at least part of their appeal is how heavily they are pushed.
Activists have to learn to argue the case for tobacco taxation, so that bananas will no longer be cheaper than bidis (hand-rolled cigarettes).
I’m working with interns at the Institute of Wellbeing to start developing guidelines for school and university canteens that will be better for both health and the environment.
How great it is when morning exercise is not only healthy and enjoyable, but a way to reconnect with others in our busy lives!
It’s great to see the international progress on tobacco control…but also useful (albeit painful) to have the occasional reminder of how far we still have to go.
Neighbourhoods that combine a mix of housing, shops, and other amenities make life easier and reduce unnecessary travel, key ingredients to a livable city!
The mayor of Dhaka north is following through with his commitment to create carfree streets ...
It is too easy to believe that only those of us with "respectable" professions make a contribution in the world, and to believe that we should be entitled to all the respect...
At a recent conference on walking (Walk21) in Hong Kong, I presented on a panel about partnerships. My talk was not only about the groups that people promoting walking could work with, but also the ones we should avoid. Namely, big businesses that are contributing to the problems faced by pedestrians (and cyclists, and public transit users) in cities around the world. My "three-headed monster" is the car/motorbike,…
The streets were full of life: thriving sidewalk cafes with diners watching the activity on the streets, children cycling, musicians playing, traditional actors performing, and a sense of enjoyment of the city.