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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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The Conversation

Far-Sighted Adaptation to Rising Seas Is Blocked by Just Fixing Eroded Beaches

September 6, 2018

Editor’s note: Following this analysis of erosion at US beaches, please see a discussion of the challenge as it...

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Cecilia Marsicovetere

Techo’s Modular Shelter Works for Guatemalans Made Homeless After Fuego’s Eruption

August 9, 2018

On June 3rd, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano unleashed a pyroclastic flow of hot gas, ash and rocks that swept down...

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The Conversation

Shelter design can help people recover from homelessness

July 11, 2018

My research on the built environment suggests that the interior design of homeless shelters can either support or hinder...

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Guest Author

‘Supermud’ bricks could help tackle the world’s housing crisis and cut carbon emissions that cause climate change

June 28, 2018

The world is about to experience one of the biggest housing booms in history over the coming decades. In...

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Asmeeta Das Sharma

Confronting Informality: Preserving communities and creating public goods

June 14, 2018

Now that more than half of the people in the world live in cities, the human population can now...

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Dorina Pojani

Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

June 10, 2018

We need to have a conversation about sexism and the city. Gender affects all other “vulnerable group” considerations in...

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Guest Author

How to Build an Earthquake-Resistant Home: An Earthbag Construction Manual

March 18, 2018

The folks at Good Earth Global kindly prepared this guide for Engineering for Change’s members and readers. Please see...

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Rob Goodier

The Work Underway Now to Solve Refugee Crises Through Climate Change Action

November 28, 2017

The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman draws a line that he sees from a changing climate to drought...

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Esther Obonyo

The Worldwide Elusive Search for Affordable Housing

September 6, 2017

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under...

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