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Building Healthy Cities Resource Bin

Week of February 23, 2021

This email provides a weekly summary of collected resources that are relevant to BHC's activities. BHC is currently engaged in four cities: Da Nang, Vietnam; Indore, India; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Makassar, Indonesia.

The full content can be found at the individual links below or upon request. If there are resources you would like to share with the BHC team, please send them to Lauren Azmon at

New Resource Bin Content

Title: Standing Up to the Challenge: Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific
Source: UN Women
Author: UN Women  
Publication Date: December 2020
Summary and content relevant to BHC:
This report presents some highlights from the past year of the pandemic. It traces what UN Women did to secure access to emergency hygiene and immediate relief, sustain life-saving essential services for escalating cases of violence against women and girls, integrate gender into national and sub-national crisis response strategies, and make women’s economic empowerment, both in terms of paid and unpaid labor, a fulcrum for resilience and recovery. Case studies in this report provide entry points and lessons learned on how to adapt programming and integrate women and girls in the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

TitleResearchers find home working and economic slowdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic have failed to stem deaths from dirty air
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation 
Author: Michael Taylor
Publication Date: 18 February 2021
Summary and content relevant to BHC:
Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns, researchers said on Thursday, urging governments to ditch fossil fuels and invest in a green recovery.

Title: For India's farmers 3 months on, no easy solutions to quell protesting
Source: Devex
Author: Kavitha Iyer
Publication Date: 18 February 2021
Summary and content relevant to BHC:
This article describes the situation in India regarding the Farmer's protests. It explains the protests, the laws behind the outrage and where it stands now. 

BHC is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-17-00028, beginning September 30, 2017. BHC is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) with partners International Organization for Migration, Thrive Networks Global, and Urban Institute, and with support from Engaging Inquiry, LLC.
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