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Recent Blog Entries: Livable Cities

Infrastructure improvements in six Ottawa neighbourhoods

October 30, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Accessibility, Advocacy, Cars, Cities, Cycling, Impact, Livable Cities, Public Transit, Walking Post a comment!

Since 2015, we have been working with residents in six lower-income neighbourhoods to identify improvements needed to make them better places for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit riders. This has involved door-to-door outreach, sharing circles, active transportation audits, the formation of resident-led working groups, dot-mocracy to prioritize the top needed improvements, and pop-up projects intended to demonstrate how the neighbourhood would improve if the needed improvement were implemented.

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Celebrating 10 Years at HealthBridge: A Q&A with Phaeba Abraham

June 27, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Cities, India, Livable Cities, Nepal Post a comment!

Phaeba Abraham is HealthBridge’s South Asia Regional Manager. In 2018, Phaeba celebrated ten years with HealthBridge. Learn about Phaeba’s experience, in her own words! 

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Making dreams into reality

May 29, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Cycling, Livable Cities, Vietnam Post a comment!

We have a dream to make our cities cycle-friendly again. The TUMI Award gives us a chance to make our dream into reality. We are honoured and excited to have received the TUMI Award. 

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Remove Cars, Invite Life

March 26, 2018 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Cities, Livable Cities Post a comment!

People are beginning to reclaim streets and these glimpses of lively, inclusive streets have real impact  to create support for policies such as bicycle shares and car free streets.

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Livable Cities Dispatches: WUF9

March 13, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Accessibility, Advocacy, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning, Walking Post a comment!

Hear Livable Cities partners share highlights and learnings from World Urban Forum 9. 

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Upside Down at the World Urban Forum

March 1, 2018 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Cities, Cycling, Gender, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Public Transit, Urban Planning Post a comment!

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. 

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Which is more fearsome: tigers or cars?

August 1, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Bangladesh, Cars, Cities, Dhaka, Livable Cities Post a comment!

On 29 July we celebrate International Tiger Day in Dhaka. This raises the question: how would you prefer to die, by tiger attack or by poison?

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Does anyone actually eat this stuff?

July 17, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

Tobacco, alcohol, junk food, sugary beverages—at least part of their appeal is how heavily they are pushed.

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Learning to eat right

May 24, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Bangladesh, Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, Nutrition Post a comment!

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.

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An ode to mixed use

March 21, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Cities, Exercise, Livable Cities, Urban Planning, Vietnam, Walking Post a comment!

Neighbourhoods that combine a mix of housing, shops, and other amenities make life easier and reduce unnecessary travel, key ingredients to a livable city!

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