Recent Blog Entries: Debra Efroymson
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.
Our events include various types of playful activities in the streets, to raise awareness of how much more space—and fun—we could have if our streets weren’t clogged with cars.
When a city is completely inaccessible for people with disabilities, where do we start? Or should we just throw up our hands and declare defeat?
My colleagues at Work for a Better Bangladesh have created a video about walking—and the involvement of young people in creating better pedestrian environments. HealthBridge partners around the world are supporting this movement.