Recent Blog Entries: Debra Efroymson
We can create better cities. We can invite and celebrate diversity. Watch the video below.
The list of benefits was so long that my eyes started to glaze over. Green roofs would mean cooler buildings, helping to reduce the urban heat island effect. People would have the opportunity to come into more contact with greenery and living things; their stress would thus decline.
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?
Students, NGOs, institutes, and media: working together, can we solve some of Dhaka's endless traffic problems?
Sometimes we can move from complaint to action...and create a small but important improvement.
If Indian cities can succeed in reclaiming space from cars and giving it back to people...surely other cities can as well!
It’s great to see cities like Delhi and Dhaka try to reduce the use of cars...but it would be far better if they chose solutions that have been proven effective elsewhere.
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.
Individual-based approaches to health promotion are of little use when the surrounding environment makes it harder for people to act on what they know. Ads for unhealthy foods and for tobacco, combined with surroundings that make it difficult to walk, will make it less likely that people eat properly and get enough exercise. We need environments that enable healthy lifestyles.