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Livable Cities documentary on the use of public spaces by young female migrants to build their life in Hanoi

March 4, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

Watch HealthBridge Vietnam's newly produced documentary entitled Making our Place: Stories about how young migrant women use urban public spaces to build a life in Hanoi.

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HealthBridge’s Project Building a Community Garden in Tan Mai Ward, Hanoi Wins Joint Effort Project of the Year

February 25, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

On January 11th, 2020, a HealthBridge project won an ASHUI (Architecture, Sustainability, Housing, Urbanism, Interior) award for Joint Effort Project of the Year. 

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The HealthBridge Livable Cities Program joined the Tenth World Urban Forum of UN Habitat

February 24, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

From 8-13 February UN Habitat convened the Tenth World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi. The event attracted over 13,000 attendees attending more than 540 official events. Our HealthBridge Livable Cities program and its partners participated in this global assembly to share their ongoing projects and forge new alliances that can help improve health and health equity through policy, research and action. Here is what the team around HealthBridge Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel experienced in Abu Dhabi. 

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Ha Tran from HealthBridge Vietnam is Featured in Next City Article about our Save the Market Campaign

February 12, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

Ha from the Vietnam office runs advocacy campaigns for HealthBridge. This article details how she sprang into action to save neighbourhood public markets in Hanoi.

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HealthBridge and partners are participating in the Tenth World Urban Forum

February 7, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

Find us throughout #WUF10 in several Networking, Training and Side Events to discuss how we can improve health and health equity through research, policy and action!

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Livable Cities partners in Vietnam and Bangalore profiled in WHO report

November 7, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

HealthBridge Livable Cities partners in Vietnam and Bangalore India are profiled in this WHO report: The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

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World Car Free Day 2019 celebrated in Dhaka, Bangladesh

October 7, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

Different government and non-government organizations observed the World Car Free Day in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, on 22 September 2019. The aim was to reduce traffic congestion, environmental pollution and transportation costs by reducing the number of cars.

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Engaging Community in designing safe public spaces

July 23, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

WBB, with support from UN-Habitat & Dhaka North City Corporation is working with a low-income community in Dhaka to design six public spaces using the computer game Minecraft.

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Vietnam Government Commitment to Promote Cycling

June 27, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

For years, HealthBridge has worked closely with the local government of Hoi An, a small city in central Vietnam, to improve public spaces. More recently, our work has focused on promoting cycling and further reducing the use of motorized vehicles. (Cars are already banned in the old quarter and motorbikes limited to certain periods of the day.) Recently the work was further enhanced by being awarded a grant from the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) to work on cycling.

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Livable Cities initiatives featured on UN Partnerships website

May 30, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

HealthBridge partner ESAF has three Livable Cities initiatives supporting SDGs  2,3 & 11 featured on the  UN Partnerships for SDG's Platform website.

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