The City’s Health Directorate will roll-out a new fleet of mobile clinics in the coming months.
The Construction of the New R104-million District Six Health Facility is Underway and will open its doors by March 2017
Swathes of US society are affected by a key oversight in planning, the lack of a local food policy. Low-income households especially face the harsh consequences of scant access to sustainable, healthy food. Should we have a Department of Food?
We all need to know more about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the international public health emergency affecting West Africa
Future Tyger aims to positively impact on the future through developing partnerships for regeneration and improvement from today towards 2020 and beyond to 2040.With support from the Mayor’s Urban Regeneration Programme we can make the Voortrekker Road Development Corridor a better, brighter and more prosperous area for all.
From shaping our urban identity, to supporting our health and education institutions, to improving housing conditions for people in informal settlements, design can certainly play a powerful role. One Day 2 of the Designing Democracy Seminar thought leaders present their takes on the role of design across these diverse spheres.
If children are the future, we seem to be very short-sighted when it comes to urban design. Very little, if any at all, of the current discourse on the type of cities we should be building in a democratic South Africa truly considers whether these cities will be child friendly. So how do we include children into the fabric of the city?
Can a city be an inherently more healthy place?
Health, by the World Health Organisation definition, is “not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, but “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”. Although often criticised, this definition is useful to broaden our perspectives and thinking on health – and urban planning.
The role of public space can vary greatly from city to city, with no one right approach to its use. Culture, history and tradition may all play a role in how the space is interpreted and enjoyed. In Beijing, public space focuses on health and community, a reflection of Chinese beliefs in balance, prevention and longevity dating back thousands of years.
Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70% of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities?