How built environment practitioners play a key role in public health

During the second AfriSam SAIA Sustainable Design Awards webinar, Professor Tolullah Oni, a public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist, discussed how trans-disciplinary urban design can help build better African livelihoods and cities. Professor Tolullah Oni, public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist. Image source: www.news.uct.ac.za “Practitioners of the built environment should consider themselves as public health…

Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materials

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent announcement of a substantial infrastructure development drive to address the economic impact of Covid-19 will go a long way towards stimulating recovery in the beleaguered construction industry. But it should include measures that encourage the use of locally produced materials, specifically cement, steel and bricks. Morag Evans, CEO, Databuild Local manufacturers…