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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...

David Gibbs

Let’s Turn Scrap from Wrecked Homes into Hurricane-Resistant Construction Materials in the Caribbean

October 5, 2018

The first Category 5 Hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the Lesser Antilles arc of Caribbean islands decimated...

The Conversation

Hurricane Kids: What Katrina Taught Us About Saving Puerto Rico’s Youngest Storm Victims

September 25, 2018

Editor’s note: At a glance, this article may seem outside the purview of Engineering for Change, but reading reveals...

The Conversation

Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods May Gain the Most from Green Roofs

September 13, 2018

Heat waves aren’t just a source of discomfort. They’re the nation’s deadliest weather hazard, accounting for a fifth of...

Helen Lindsay

Technology Research Needed: First Step Toward Improving Life in Syrian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

September 10, 2018

Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon face challenges in providing for basic needs. These problems are a wide target for...


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