Episode 106: Resilience is the ‘new normal’; rebuilding PR’s grid

January 5, 2018 by  
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In this week’s episode, the circular economy helps the developing world, taking ‘net positive’ with a grain of salt and avoiding the climate apocalypse.

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Business leaders can rally to these promising policy battles in 2018

January 5, 2018 by  
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Here’s where you’ll find opportunity for greatness and innovation fit for the future

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Engineering USGBC’s ‘Amazon’ goals: Mahesh Ramanujam

February 13, 2017 by  
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The new leader of the green building group it’s time to step up the game on data and the developing world.

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Tom Di Liberto: Plan for extreme weather but be optimistic

August 31, 2015 by  
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“America’s Science Idol” DiLiberto says data tools are available to provide a fairly accurate picture of what extreme weather events will happen in the future. He’s a meteorologist with the Famine Early Warning System, which forecasts flooding and droughts in the developing world, Along with working to mitigate climate change, Di Liberto suggests that businesses plan around a future of extreme weather, using data to figure out where it will occur.

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Clever modular mobility aid helps those with disabilities in the developing world

January 28, 2015 by  
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A modular kit of interchangeable mobility aid parts for everything from crutches to walking frames is set to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people with disabilities , thanks to a design engineering student from Brunel University London .  Cara O’Sullivan, 21, from Battle, East Sussex, realized the opportunity after a year’s placement with the Medical Engineering Resource Unit (MERU), a unique charity in Epsom, Surrey. Cara explains:  “Whilst visiting Kiya Survivor’s physiotherapy center in Peru, I realized that while the developed world can be generous in donating unwanted walkers and crutches, they come from a wide variety of different manufacturers and so perfectly good parts from one walking aid can’t be used to repair another one.  Back at Brunel, when it came to developing a project for my final year, it was clear that I could use my design and engineering skills to help not only the youngsters I had met in Peru, but those in similar circumstances around the world.  The key element is to simplify everything – walking sticks, crutches and walkers – to design core interchangeable components which work together like Meccano and, just like the toy, can be easily and quickly disassembled and re-used.  By being so adaptable, the walking aid will be able to meet the user’s exact needs and provide the required support throughout changes in their condition. The system is more sustainable and cost effective because the walking aid will gradually evolve with the user rather than having to get an entirely new aid each time their condition changes.” + Brunel University London 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brunel University , Cara O’Sullivan , developing word designs , humanitarian design , Kiya Survivors , Mecanno , Mecanno mobility aid , MERU , mobility aid , mobility aid design , mobility aid developing world

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Why Big Dams and Big Ag are Good for the Poor

August 3, 2010 by  
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John Briscoe, a Harvard professor and development expert with years of experience working in the developing world, believes that large scale dams and GMO foods can be good for poor countries.

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The Princeton Review Names the Greenest Colleges in U.S.

August 2, 2010 by  
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Eighteen U.S. colleges and universities made The Princeton Review’s 2011 Green Rating Honor Roll for maintaining the most sustainable practices, policies and course offerings among all campuses rated for their environmental friendliness.

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VIDEO: Architecture for Humanity is Helping Haiti Rebuild

June 18, 2010 by  
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Oil Company Fails to Uphold Warranties After Brief Foray Into 3rd World Solar Biz

January 3, 2010 by  
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Let this serve as a caveat emptor for anyone considering buying solar from an oil company.

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LED Light Bulbs with Remote Controls and Aimed Lighting

January 3, 2010 by  
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Energy efficient light bulbs are cool already, but they are getting a whole lot cooler. The new LED EcoBulb by Seokjae Rhee raises the green bar with innovative features to save more energy.

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