How we design our living places bears enormous impact on both physical and mental health. How can we create improved conditions, through design of the built environment, for human habitation and wellbeing?
Every year around 30% of the world’s population suffers some form of mental disorder and in low-income and middle-income countries, more than two thirds receive no treatment - a result of funds from less than 1% of most countries' healthcare budgets.
To incentivise homeowners/renters with gardens to grow their own produce you could offer tax breaks, such as breaks on council or equivalent tax. And/or you could generate guaranteed buy-back schemes where local homeowners enter into agreements with
Really like that you have highlighted the misconception about low-income communities willing - and proud - to pay for quality services, rather than hoping for, and expecting, hand-outs. This is what makes social business so special - capitalism at its best!
Yes I agree and have been thinking about this... I have read that much of it is related to the scars of war that have raged through the country. Although I also found contradictory information - that Colombia is the second happiest country after Denmark in the world.... perhaps both, counterintuitively, can be true...? http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/07/02/nations.happiness/index.html