Rising a bicycle offers unending benefits to both personal health and our environmental footprint. Some cities, like Helsinki, are stepping up to make cycling a key component of urban architecture and development.
India has a less-than-stellar reputation concerning women’s rights. Sexual violence and misogyny appear to be normalized, as evidenced by the horrific reports of rape and other crimes against women that have recently come to light. Despite this, women are fighting back using different tactics. Indian women are asserting themselves through employment to attain financial independence.
The UK’s DFiD has teamed up with a prominent East African organization for the express purpose of speeding up development – literally. DFiD has prepared a fund that will award grants to individuals or companies that are able to come up with innovative ideas to cut transport costs in the region, which should result in greater market access and incomes for East Africa countries and their populations.
While completing summer courses at Singularity University, social entrepreneur Andreas Raptopoulos conceived a plan to deliver life-saving materials to remote and isolated communities throughout the Global South. That idea has now turned into a company that utilizes unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs), called Matternet.
Solar Roadways is developing an interlocking, solar paneled, LED-lit replacement for concrete that may just change the way we think about travel. The project has the potential to generate three times the entire power consumption of the US with no emissions.
The Delhi government is currently working to set up a biogas plant inside Kesopur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), with the end goal of producing enough compressed biogas (CBG) to fuel 120 of the city’s buses daily. India’s Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has collaborated with the Swedish government on this project. After the renovation of the plant, the …
This is part one of a two-part feature on David Constantine and his work with Motivation, an organization developing solutions for the mobility-impaired. Constantine and Motivation recently won The Guardian‘s International Development Achievement Award for 2013. When David Constantine broke his neck in 1982, he suddenly found himself paralyzed from the shoulders down. He was an energetic, active young …