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.
How can mobile technologies change the face of mental health? How can we use apps to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities? Mental Health The annual cost associated with mental health is estimated to be around $20 billion in Australia, and it is no secret that mental health problems are common,… Continue reading.
Americans eat three times as much beef as the world average – roughly 322 quarter-pound burgers per person per year (or around 113 grams, to those of us more familiar with metric units). This is a bit gross to think about, but it gets even worse when you realise each burger uses more than 400… Continue reading.
The world is brimming with people who want to change it for the better. You’re probably one of them. The great thing is, no matter what your passion or profession, you can make a difference. Global Ideas is all about facilitating interdisciplinary networks – and at our forum this weekend, we want you to… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
Experiences with the healthcare system can be so varied. Often, a positive experience with healthcare is hinged on the ability of a health professional to communicate effectively. At this Global Ideas Lab, we were challenged by the proposition that our communication in healthcare can actually be harmful. Receiving a diagnosis is often confronting. It… Continue reading.
Here’s the deal. You want to attend Global Ideas Forum 2016. You want your company to pay for it. Or at least part of it. Is that too much to ask? Not at all, assuming there is some ROI (return on investment) for your employer and you can state it ahead of time… Continue reading.
“A talent for following the ways of yesterday is not sufficient to improve the world of today” – King Wu-ling, 307 BC One of the most fundamental challenges involved in global health leadership – and indeed, leadership in general – is distinguishing between what is familiar and what is right. It’s a challenging distinction to make… Continue reading.