MHU is a solar-powered mobile shelter for migrant workers

October 22, 2015 by  
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In the developing world, many economic sectors have migrant workers, which poses a problem for housing solutions. The traditional approach towards housing results in either renting or living in a property in an undesirable area. Current housing solutions are extremely static and permanent, which doesn’t correlate with the migratory nature of the work. The MHU (Mobile Housing Unit) is a mobile housing that provides safe shelter and dignified living conditions for migrant workers. The unit’s main structure is a refurbished shipping container . Externally, composite insulation panels shield the main structure from direct heat build-up and being mounted externally increases internal space capacity. The unit is serviced by prefabricated bathroom and kitchen units. Water and electricity are generated by solar power and much of it can be flat packed for transportation. + aca4 The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Squat your way to a free subway ride in Mexico City

October 22, 2015 by  
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A little daily exercise could earn strap-hangers a free ride in Mexico City. Since the beginning of 2015, the city’s Secretary of Health has boosted a campaign offering up free subway rides for riders willing to do a mini workout of ten squats. The health stations in subway and bus stops are a city wide effort to curb obesity in Mexico City , which is a rampant issue in both the city and the country. Read the rest of Squat your way to a free subway ride in Mexico City

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Qatar’s largest labor ‘city’ to hold 70,000 migrant workers

May 11, 2015 by  
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Qatar has announced plans to build seven cities to house the migrant workers on whose backs the 2022 World Cup stadiums will be built. The largest, called “Labor City,” will hold 70,000 people as well as the second largest mosque in Qatar, a mall and clinic, and a 24,000-seat cricket stadium, according to AFP. This announcement comes after a series of damning reports that likened the country’s abhorrent living and working conditions for laborers to modern-day slavery . Read the rest of Qatar’s largest labor ‘city’ to hold 70,000 migrant workers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: foreign workers , HUman Rights Watch , indentured servitude , labor camp , labor cities , Labor City , migrant workers , modern day slavery , News , qatar , workers rights , World Cup , world cup 2022

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Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

May 11, 2015 by  
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In response to the devastating drought in California, Starbucks will stop sourcing its bottled water  there, the company said Friday. Starbucks’ Ethos Water will now be bottled in Pennsylvania in deference to California’s first-ever state-mandated water use  reductions. The announcement comes just one week after a report in Mother Jones showed that Ethos Water was sourced in areas deemed to be in “exceptional drought.” Read the rest of Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bottled Water , bottled water in california , california drought , california water issues , ethos water , international bottled water association , starbucks bottled water , starbucks ethos water

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Artist uses spider webs to create spellbinding cubes of eerie art

May 11, 2015 by  
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Carl Sagan’s solar-powered LightSail spaceship to finally launch test flight

May 11, 2015 by  
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Almost forty years ago, legendary astronomer Carl Sagan unveiled plans for a spacecraft with large ‘sails’ that rides solar winds across the universe in much the same way as a sailboat glides over the ocean. Now, decades later, The Planetary Society (the organization Sagan founded, which is currently headed up by Bill Nye) is set to launch the very first test flight of this technology. The solar-powered spaceship is called the LightSail, and many hope that it will usher in an age of more affordable space exploration. Read the rest of Carl Sagan’s solar-powered LightSail spaceship to finally launch test flight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bill nye , carl sagan , cubesat , green space exploration , green space travel , lightsail , solar flight , solar momentum satellite , solar sail , space exploration , Space X , the planetary society

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Zaha Hadid Deflects Responsibility for Over 500 Qatar World Cup Worker Deaths

February 27, 2014 by  
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Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah stadium for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has raised eyebrows since it was first revealed, but a shockingly high number of construction deaths are threatening to cast a sinister shadow over the yonic structure. According to The Guardian, more than 500 Indian migrant workers have reportedly died in construction preparations for the World Cup. When The Guardian asked for her thoughts, Hadid replied that it is “not my duty as an architect to look at it.” Read the rest of Zaha Hadid Deflects Responsibility for Over 500 Qatar World Cup Worker Deaths Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: al wakrah stadium , architect liability , construction deaths , indian migrant workers , migrant worker deaths , migrant workers , qatar 2022 world cup stadium , qatar labor laws , Qatar World Cup , world cup construction , world cup stadium , yonic architecture , zaha hadid        

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New Investigation Reveals ‘Appalling’ Treatment of Migrant Laborers Working on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

September 27, 2013 by  
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A recent investigation conducted by The Guardian has revealed alarming data on Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers engaged in preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup . According to findings, at least 44 Nepalese migrant workers have died in Qatar in recent weeks due to appalling labor conditions and abuses, and thousands more are trapped and exploited in what The Guardian calls a form of “ modern-day slavery “. Read the rest of New Investigation Reveals ‘Appalling’ Treatment of Migrant Laborers Working on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: FIFA 2022 , FIFA World Cup , human rights viaolation Qatar , Qatar migrant workers , Qatar Stadiums , Qatar World Cup 2022 , Qatar World Cup Stadiums , sports architecture , stadium construction Qatar , world cup 2022 , World Cup 2022 Human rights        

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