Engineering for Change

Interest: Transport

Bridges, boats and wheels are connecting people in inventive ways. Bicycle ambulances save lives in the world’s hard-to-reach communities, clinics on buses take medical care to the village, and farmers build do-it-yourself tractors and drive trucks that pull double duty as water pumps and crop processors. Drivers and riders are at the center of transport design in global development.

Interest: Transport

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  • Transport
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How Technology-Based Tourism Can Help Nonprofits

October 17, 2017

By Pauline Lacanilao Around the globe, millions of do-good organizations serve local communities while reinvesting any profits back into...

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Rob Goodier

Video: See a Suspension Footbridge Constructed over a River in Panama

September 18, 2017

If you’ve never seen the construction of a suspension footbridge, the engineering services firm Parsons posted a beautifully shot...

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Ben Taylor

Roads Paved with Plastic Bottles: Making Use of an Ecological Threat

July 18, 2017

Rotterdam in the Netherlands may become the first city to repurpose one of Earth’s biggest pollutants by paving its...

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Rob Goodier

Fixing the world’s rural roads with a shovel and a phone app

June 30, 2017

For those of us who don’t know what it’s like to live at the end of a poorly maintained...

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Rob Goodier

The versatile AgRover is like the Swiss Army knife of African farm trucks

April 11, 2017

A newly minted workshop in Lagos, Nigeria, is manufacturing some of the most versatile farm trucks on the planet....

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Noel Wilson

How 3D printing helps solve big problems in design for global development

March 21, 2017

High expectations have been heaped on the role of 3D printers, but their place in global development can still...

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Ben Taylor

Are Shipping Crates the Future of Eco-Friendly Housing?

January 8, 2017

With the planet’s population rising every minute, sourcing affordable housing is becoming more of a struggle. The problem may...

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James Wark

An Ambitious Railway Project Could Revitalize East Africa’s Economy

January 5, 2017

Those who have lived or traveled in Tanzania can attest to the poor state of the country’s transport. Underfunded...

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Rob Goodier

An Overdue Remodel of India’s Artisanal Fishing Industry

December 29, 2016

In 2004, the earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the tsunami it triggered splintered fishing villages along the coasts of...

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Rob Goodier

Recycling on Tricycles in Lagos: Five Questions with Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

December 23, 2016

Like many major cities in the throes of economic development, Lagos has a trash collection problem. But with a population estimated at...

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  • Interesting, thanks. Nepal has been quickly gaining local capacity for tunneling projects for tunnels for its many hydro projects to larger automobile tunnels (latest in Lamjung) and much delayed Melamchi tunnel coming on line soon to bring drinking water to Kathmandu valley and to a just initiated...

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  • hello everyone, can i have a practical design for this pump as i am planning to fabricate it for small communities water supply here in laos. thanks and more power! Longtree

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  • Great technology to address livelihood challenges .............

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  • What a great write up.Here in my country Cameroon, most rural areas are depending on non-environmental friendly sources of energy to meet their needs in cooking and lighting. I hope to study the Techniques mentioned here and make a change in my community. Thanks very much for sharing

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  • Iana Aranda says: As per Bob: Steam technology requires a source of water and steam – implying high power heating elements. Appropriate sources of clean, chemical free (Calcium, Iron etc.) water are necessary. Although in developed countries this is not a significant issue in developing countries...

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  • Very helpful we too have a problem with elephants in Sri Lanka.

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