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Recent News Entries: Livable Cities

Mind the Step returns to Jardim Angela, São Paulo

May 28, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities

The project, lead by Cidade Ativa, aims to transform a well-used public staircase into a safer, more accessible public space.

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Livable Cities makes splash at WUF9

March 2, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities

The Livable Cities team has returned from a successful, enriching experience at the 9th session of the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Livable Cities heads to WUF9

February 2, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities

The HealthBridge Foundation of Canada Livable Cities team is heading to the ninth World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

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Walkability Study finds room for improvement in Nagpur

January 22, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities

A new report from Evangelical Social Action Forum (ESAF) and HealthBridge Foundation of Canada shares the results of a walkability study in Nagpur, India.

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New park launches in Hanoi

December 7, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Livable Cities and Think Playgrounds transform an underused space into one where children can run and play. 

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HealthBridge launches new report on parks

November 6, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

In a new report, HealthBridge Foundation of Canada identifies policies from around the world that promote the development and maintenance of public parks.

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Pedestrians struggle in Indian city of Kochi - report

September 15, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Just 54% of footpaths in the city of Kochi, in the state of Keralia, were found to be in poor condition, 34% ‘fair’ and 12% ‘good’.

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The poor cycle more, but the rich get the smooth rides

June 23, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Ottawa's Healthy Transportation Coalition is probing why low-income areas don't receive the same funding for cycling infrastructure as wealthier ones.

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Parklet Manual - A primer on creating small parks

May 29, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

This tiny document (8 pages only) is big on practical advice, including: How to create a temporary parklet and, What kinds of games and activities you can have.

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In the news: our promotion of public spaces in Uganda

February 22, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Officials in Uganda's capital city Kampala should find ways to take back public spaces that have been encroached upon, argues a HealthBridge partner in a media interview.

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