Urban sustainability – cities are the future

Urban sustainability – cities are the future   At the Sustainable Cities Global Ideas Lab held in October, Professor Robert McGauran of MGS Architects provided a detailed and thought-provoking overview of many of the trends linking city development and urban formation to population health. Using Fisherman’s Bend as a case study, Lab participants brainstormed issues… Continue reading.

Is innovative design the key to solving global health problems?

Human-centred design requires all kinds of thinking

  Is there a global health problem that sticks out in your mind as particularly frustrating or unfair? Something you identify or sympathise with – which you feel passionate about changing? It could be something that affects any societal group – refugees, children, women, men, people experiencing homelessness, the LQBTQ community, people of colour. And it could… Continue reading.

Racism is a serious global health issue – to which we all need to pay attention

  By now, most Australians – and indeed, people around the world – have probably seen the stomach-churning cartoon published by The Australian earlier this month. Frustratingly, in 2016, people like Bill Leak still have racist work published by widely-read newspapers.   Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, Aboriginal leaders, and countless outraged groups and individuals… Continue reading.

Identity and global health at #GIF16

  Tasneem Chopra is an independent cross-cultural consultant who aims to empower the disadvantaged and minorities, and educate the wider community by delivering acclaimed workshops on diversity, identity and racism.   Global Ideas is thrilled to announce Tasneem as one of our keynote speakers at Global Ideas Forum in Melbourne, 2–4 September 2016. Tasneem will… Continue reading.