Recent Blog Entries: Socializing
Partners and HealthBridge staff from Bangladesh, India and Nepal gathered in Bangalore, Jan 28-Feb 1, 2017, for the 2nd Livable Cities Meet.
The mayor of Dhaka north is following through with his commitment to create carfree streets ...
Cyclists and pedestrians have been literally squeezed out. Crossing the road has become a high risk sport, not for the faint of heart. Do the Vietnamese notice this loss of their own public spaces? I am not sure; climbing out of poverty is probably more pressing.
We can create better cities. We can invite and celebrate diversity. Watch the video below.
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?
I often blog about what I would like to see happen...today I write about sharing of some of our successful programs to return street spaces to more important uses than just traffic jams for cars.
What happens when we take a tiny bit of road space away from cars and motorbikes, and turn it over to people? An explosion of fun and joy; expansion of social networks; and a realization that this would be a really great thing to do throughout the city and throughout the year!
We could say that it is impossible to make significant changes to reduce climate change, and thus to accept devastating results. Or we could be brave and work towards a solution that would not only dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but make our cities, and thus our lives, better in ever so many ways.
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.