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As the Climate Changes, Architects and Engineers Need to Design Buildings Differently

November 7, 2019

In the past seven years, four major disasters have caused serious disruptions in the Northeast and Midwest United States....

Charles Newman

E4C Now Offers a Database of Field Manuals for Design and Construction

November 6, 2019

Swapping hard drives is a common exchange between humanitarian professionals working in remote regions. “Do you have any movies?...

Nishant Agarwal

Bamboo Is a Giant Grass with a Giant Role in Sustainable Products

September 19, 2019

White pine is one of the most common timbers used in construction and it is considered a fast grower....

The Conversation

How Buildings in Johannesburg Could Benefit from Green Roofs

September 16, 2019

There are about 500,000 square metres of green space in Chicago in the United States. Many of these are...

The Conversation

How to Keep Buildings Cool Without Air Conditioning – According to an Expert in Sustainable Design

August 15, 2019

The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning. In fact, AC is booming in nations...

Rob Goodier

E4C’s Fellowship Prepares an Architect for Leadership Among Researchers in Congo

April 22, 2019

Elisabeth Vitswamba engaged leadership skills she practiced in Engineering for Change’s Research Fellowship to train researchers at the Integrated Research Institute...

Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2019

January 29, 2019

The technologies that improve lives in the world’s underserved communities are born as prototypes that evolve through testing and...

Rob Goodier

Design Inspiration: The Insideout School Prototype Merges the World with Indoor Spaces

January 28, 2019

An international design team volunteered to build a never-before-seen school to replace the wind-damaged facility in Yeboahkrom, a village...

Harsh Vyas

Ferrocement is the obvious choice for water tanks in rural India

December 4, 2018

I recently visited a village called Fulzar in the Jasdan District of Gujarat, India, where I saw the advantages...

Rob Goodier

Engineering for Change’s Research Fellow Ignatius Waikwa Wins a Prize and Advocates for Development Tech in a Kenyan Slum

November 7, 2018

Ask Ignatius Waikwa what he has been up to lately and you may have to settle in. Ignatius has...


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