Recent News Entries: Livable Cities
Congratulations to our Livable Cities team for their award winning documentary, Making Our Place. The documentary was featured in the Better Cities Film Festival and awarded the "Best Next Gen Film" Award. Read more: https://mailchi.mp/3903353b2553/cities-stories-covid-19-better-cities-filmmaker-forum-4657832
HealthBridge Vietnam's Tran Thi Kieu Thanh Ha and Stephen Davies from Project for Public Spaces & Place Solutions Group authored a chapter in the book: City at Eye Level Asia, on wet markets in Hanoi:
As a public health NGO, HealthBridge cares deeply about the condition of public wet markets in Hanoi. They provide affordable, fresh and nutritious food to urban residents, especially the poor. In 2011, there was a decision made by the Hanoi government to replace all markets in the inner city with supermarkets and commercial centres, which were considered more &lsquo…
Livable Cities Director, Kristie Daniel, speaks during Urban Manifesto’s Webinar on Leverage the Power of Public Markets as Public Spaces
HealthBridge Livable Cities Director, Kristie Daniel joined Urban Manifesto's webinar, as a speaker, on leveraging the power of public markets as public spaces. Access the webinar via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=272415494181149
Read how our Livable Cities team has been adjusting to the realities of COVID-19: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/Livable_Cities_Blog.pdf
This presentation by Hai Dinh, Sam Dennis and Shail Shrestha from the Livable Cities Bicycle Team demonstrates and describes how cycling contributes to the Livable Cities goals as well as challenges in mobility, challenges for cycle users and opportunites and initatives for cycling as an afforadable, safe, and sustainable mode of transport in cities around the world. View the presenation: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/Bicycling-Covid-Response_Vietnam_Banglore_Nepal_Livable_Cities-HB.pdf
Published just over a year ago, A New Vision for Hanoi's Wet Markets describes my experience working with HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and local architects to develop design ideas for modernizing three traditional fresh food markets in Hanoi. The workshop was an outgrowth of a successful campaign led by Kieu Ha of HealthBridge to save wet markets from demolition and replace them with shopping centers. Now that the markets had been saved from demolition, the question became what should happen with the 350 markets in the city?
Livable Cities documentary on the use of public spaces by young female migrants to build their life in Hanoi
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.
HealthBridge’s Project Building a Community Garden in Tan Mai Ward, Hanoi Wins Joint Effort Project of the Year
On January 11th, 2020, a HealthBridge project won an ASHUI (Architecture, Sustainability, Housing, Urbanism, Interior) award for Joint Effort Project of the Year.
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.
Ha Tran from HealthBridge Vietnam is Featured in Next City Article about our Save the Market Campaign
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.