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UK-based Design Council's report explores links between public space and health

May 22, 2018 - 3:14pm

Healthy lifestyles aren't just determined by what we do — where we do it can also play a key role. A recent report by the Design Council of the United Kingdom and Social Change UK, "Healthy Placemaking," explores the potential impact of urban design on human health.

Categories: Friends of GEO

How these 3 citizen-led initiatives saved and restored public land

May 21, 2018 - 1:41pm

Open spaces are key to the health and vitality of cities. Walkable, safe, green spaces increase the possibilities for people to meet and nurture relationships beyond family, friends, and colleagues. But a discussion about Sharing Cities can't focus on open spaces alone. Gentrification should be a part of that discussion.

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These community groups are transforming Rio de Janeiro into a Sharing City

May 17, 2018 - 3:09pm

Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes. Inequality is rampant, and while a small elite enjoy the "luxury" of housing, high quality education, and concentrated public funding, the majority of its citizens share the rest. The best examples of sharing are born not out of excess but from scarcity and collective problem solving. How do you build a house without money? How can you study if you can't afford to pay for a bus to class? How can a farmer survive with no land? How can people without access to resources reasonably start up a working business?

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