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Entries by Josephine d'Allant from 05/2013

How Matatus and Kekes are Improving the Lives of the Urban Poor

| Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact

Lack of planning, rapid urbanization, and overcrowding are some of the issues residents face on a daily basis. Many current forms of urban transportation are inefficient, unsafe, and unsustainable. The following examples are from cities attempting to create an efficient and affordable system.

Climate Change: Cities in the Global South Can Have an Impact

| Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact

To limit environmental vulnerabilities and protect the urban poor, it is crucial that municipal governments partner with local communities.

Disaster Management: What We Can Learn From the Developing World

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact

Emergencies test the fabric of the community and attest to the importance of citizen engagement. In cities with large urban poor populations, planning not only mitigates potential financial and human losses, it also provides a baseline measurement of what survival means for a community.

How Big Data can Change the Lives of the Urban Poor

| Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact

Data plays a crucial role in any serious effort to reduce urban poverty. It's tough to design initiatives and measure success without a clear understanding of who people are, where they live, and what problems they face.