Posts tagged with 'elderly'
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A group of elderly men and women dance to traditional songs in Lijiang, China, demonstrating how public spaces can be an important facilitator of both physical activity and community building in Chinese cities. Photo by Buster&Bubby/Flickr.
Friday Fun: China’s ‘dancing grannies’ vow to dance on
Walk through any public square or park in most Chinese cities and you’re likely to see—and probably hear—a colorful group of elderly residents dancing and singing to their favorite classical Chinese songs. The dancing grannies, as they are known, have ...
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Accessibility for all
Accessibility for all
In order for a system to be truly accessible, it must be accessible at all links in the transport chain. Photo by EMBARQ. Ten percent of the world’s population has a disability. That’s 650 million people, 80% of whom live ...
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A sign inside the bus, designating an exclusive space for women. Photo by Mariana Gil / EMBARQ Brazil.
BRT Experience, Day 1: Women-Only Access on Metrobus
A version of this post was originally published on TheCityFix Brasil by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on April 30, 2012. Beginning on April 29, EMBARQ Brazil is organizing two missions with journalists from Rio de Janeiro to visit some of the best bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in ...
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Social exclusion and lack of transportation options perpetuates issues of extreme poverty for elderly and disabled communities. Photo by Abhi Here.
Call for Abstracts: Universal Design for Transport Systems and Infrastructure
The 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2012) is set to take place in Delhi, India, September 17-21, 2012. This year’s theme is “Seamless Access for All: Universal design for transport systems and infrastructure ...
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A new venture in Hong Kong bring together social enterprise and transit access for the elderly and disabled. Photo by Ivars Krutainis.
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) is a startup that seeks to invest capital and provide capacity building and results measuring to social enterprises. The organization is currently working with a project called Diamond Cab – one of a number of ...
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New York has added four seconds to the time pedestrians are given to cross intersections as part of an effort to make the city more friendly to the elderly. Photo via NYTimes.
Adios, Del Boca Vista! NYC “Kinder and Gentler” for Retirees
Maybe it’s time for senior Seinfelds to come back from the Del Boca Vista retirement community. In an effort to keep senior citizens — and their pocketbooks — in New York, the city is working to make its streets safer ...