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Streets for people: making the dream an international reality

January 19, 2016 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Children, Cycling, Happiness, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Socializing Post a comment!

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.

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Promoting health, resisting corporate influence

January 5, 2016 By Debra Efroymson Advocacy, Cars, Dhaka, Livable Cities Post a comment!

Promoting health requires government policies to reduce the ability of corporations to promote health-damaging products. In order to build the skills of its network members, HealthBridge's local partner held a workshop a couple days ago...in which the main presenters were people with disabilities.

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But everyone wants a car!

December 10, 2015 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Children, Happiness, Livable Cities, Public Spaces Post a comment!

We take very seriously people's desire to own a car or motorbike...why do we pay so little attention to people's demands for affordable housing, quality education and health care, and attractive, usable public spaces? Would people value car ownership less if they realized what the ownership means in terms of other choices...?

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The ideology of the automobile

November 25, 2015 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Livable Cities Post a comment!

We easily accept that cars confer status...but why do we not question the idea?

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