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Livable Cities Video Blog: Public Markets in Nepal

November 11, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, NCDs, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

This is part of a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

Kristie describes recent research that mapped the locations where people can purchase fresh vegetables in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.  Results showed that there are not enough permanent markets in the city, and that mobile vendors play an…

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Planning for a child’s smile

November 10, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Exercise, Happiness, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

Senior Project Officer in our Vietname office, Dinh Dang Hai, describes how vehicles have utterly transformed Hanoi, and what he and his colleagues decided to do about it:

"The story of Vietnamese children learning to walk and learning to smile made us think about what we, at HealthBridge, could do to change their situation. In 2010, we decided to start in Hoian, a small and beautiful city in the middle of Vietnam, with multiple strategies for advocacy."

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What do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for HealthBridge?

October 21, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Children, Livable Cities, Maternal & child health, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

The world has new development goals. On Sept. 25, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the world’s blueprint for development until 2030. Will the SDGs make a difference for HealthBridge? In some ways, certainly. 

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Pakur Mother and Child Project: how did we do?

October 14, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Impact, India, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

Three years ago HealthBridge and its partner EFICOR launched a program to improve maternal and child health in the Pakur district of India’s Jharkand State. What difference did our efforts make?

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Video: Step lively - Kathmandu’s walking environment

September 22, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning, Walking Post a comment!

This is part of a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

In this blog, Kristie describes some of the challenges in the walking environment in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.  She notes some of the work being done by a Nepali NGO to improve the situation.

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Livable Cities Video Blog: Public Spaces in Nepal

September 10, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

This is part of a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

Kristie describes the role that public spaces played during the Nepal earthquake.  She highlights recent research that shows there are not enough open spaces in the city for people to be able to access an open space from home quickly in…

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Livable Cities Video Blog:  Parks and Open Spaces

September 3, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

This is part of a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

Kristie describes why parks and open spaces are important and why they are under threat in developing countries.

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Livable Cities video blog: Nepal earthquake 2015

July 23, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

This is part of a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

Kristie describes the situation in Nepal after the recent earthquake.

 

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Dispatches from the Livable Cities program

June 25, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Socializing Post a comment!

This is the first in a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

Kristie introduces the program and briefly touches on the situation in Nepal after the recent earthquake.

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HealthBridge Partners Compete for Walking Visionary Awards

June 9, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Walking Post a comment!

By Kristie Daniel.
The Walking Visionaries Awards highlight new ideas, big and small, that will help make walkable, livable communities.

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