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Recent News Entries: Livable Cities

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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Livable Cities Director Kristie Daniel interviewed for ‘Talking Walking’

January 18, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

"That's partly what our (partners) do," Kristie told the interviewer. "They raise the profile of public spaces, they raise the profile of the importance of sidewalks and of parks, so that people start to pay attention."

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Tim Stone award goes to intern working on livable cities

January 12, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Ashiely S James from Bhopal School of Social Sciences, India, has received the Tim Stone Memorial Award for the year 2016.

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Green up and clean up! Improving parks in Dhaka

December 14, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

“Priority must be given to the improvement of these spaces, so that they can fill their role as places of relaxation, interaction, and active recreation for people of all ages, genders, and activity limitations.”

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Giving can go a long way, even around the world

October 29, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities, Other

"We had, and seized, the opportunity to be what until now was part of the unwritten history of global efforts aimed at reducing smoking.”

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HealthBridge rolling at Habitat III

October 19, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

HealthBridge and partners created a gathering spot at Habitat III in Quito in November talking about the importance of public spaces for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

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New Ottawa transit pass pleases Healthy Transportation Coalition

October 12, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

The pass will be available to people who can't take advantage of other discounted fares, such as a senior's pass.

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Published: Bellagio Accord for Public Spaces in African Cities

September 29, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

Joy is born in an informal settlement in the city of Hope. Her mother is a local trader who sells fruits such as mangos and papaya on the street ...

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Teamwork taking us to Habitat III

September 14, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

Our Livable Cities team was in Surabaya, Indonesia recently for the third preparatory meeting for the United Nations' Habitat III Summit on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

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