Recent Blog Entries: Debra Efroymson
The World Ubran Forum was an energizing event, but there was a lot that was not right. Women's voices and conversations on transport were notably missing.
Where do our ideas about delicious food come from? How much are those ideas influenced by advertising? More importantly, how can we positively influence people’s attitudes towards healthy and unhealthy foods?
They come in with fresh ideas and questions, full of energy and creativity. They are eager to learn and to gain new skills.
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 ...