October 25, 2018

Cities That Work For Everyone

This week, the Fix team asks the question: how are we helping create cities that work for everyone?

Lauren Randall digs into new data that reveals unexpected health and safety benefits from green spaces in cities – especially in low-income neighborhoods. Lisa Herron explores how California is leading the way for including people with disabilities and other health needs in emergency management plans. Sam Goldman goes to San Francisco to see how assisting drug users shoot up could actually lower drug use and help clean our streets.

Our hosts, Emnet Almadon and Eric Harris Bernstein, talk to Samira Nuru a UC Berkeley graduate student in public health and city planning. They learn about her experience as a Bayview Native and an employee of the SF Public Utilities Commission.

This is episode two in a special series of North Gate Radio. Welcome to The Fix: Solutions from the Laboratories of Democracy.

CREDITS:

PRODUCER: Sam Goldman
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Lisa Herron
ANCHORS: Emnet Almedon, Eric Bernstein
REPORTERS: Sam Goldman, Lisa Herron, Lauren Randall
ENGINEER: Francesca Fenzi
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jennifer Granholm, Ben Manilla
MUSIC: Bob Marley, Passenger, Aretha Franklin, Icarus, YouTube Audio Library



INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW

What is inclusive emergency management? California is leading the way

Our ability to cope with and recover from hurricanes and wildfires doesn’t just involve practical considerations, but ethical as well—who gets our resources and where do we put our resources? An exploration of how California is a model for including people with disabilities and other needs into their emergency plans.

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Why green spaces in cities matter

Lauren Randall digs into new data that reveals unexpected health and safety benefits from green spaces in cities – especially in low-income neighborhoods.

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Do Supervised Drug Injection Sites Work?

Can assisting drug users shoot up actually lower drug use and help clean our streets?

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