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Monthly Archives: October 2011

World Design Capital

Cape Town has been designated world design capital by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design… the award is given every two years to cities dedicated to using design for social, cultural and economic development. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrcFSbYSEko  

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Neighbourhoods, Incomes and Chronic Disease

Research underway in Canada is demonstrating links between our built environment and human health.  This U.S. study probes neighbourhoods, incomes and incidences of diabetes and obesity. http://diabetesinfodesk.com/study-better-neighborhood-lowers-obesity-diabetes-risk/

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Veterans Emergency Transition Services

I’m pleased to be working with VETS (Veterans Emergency Transition Services) on a business plan and strategy to address homelessness and housing needs for veterans in Halifax Regional Municipality. http://vetscanada.org/

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NYC’s Park in the Sky

Urban planning systems world-wide are starting to re-tool our built environment to focus on more positive health outcomes. Fortunately, this can be a highly creative process, as with New York City’s Park in the Sky. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15208873

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Diabetes Atlantic

I am pleased to be working with the Canadian Diabetes Association on an initiative to explore gaps, best practices and opportunities to enhance diabetes services on a regional basis. Atlantic Canada has the highest incidence rates in Canada, and with

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