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Better movement for people with disabilities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau In February 2016, the Sustainable Development Goal Network proposed an indicator for target 11.7 - public spaces accessible to...

Vevezuela in crisis: "If you are lucky, you eat twice a day"

Josefina Salomon | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Josefina Salomon

Venezuela is going through one of the worst economic crisis it has faced in decades. With oil prices at an all-time low, the country is largely unable...

Why Venezuela Is on the Verge of Actual Collapse

Kicker | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Kicker

It looks so peaceful, and yet... (kizeme/Flickr) Ah, Venezuela. A sunny and picturesque country at the top of South America with swaths of oil reserv...

The Pain of Watching Your Country Fall Apart

Alfredo J. Ramirez | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Alfredo J. Ramirez

The pain and torment which affects me and tens of millions of others is occurring in the South American nation of Venezuela, one which has tightened the noose around its neck over the last two decades with bad policy after bad policy.

Mobilizing civil society to promote environmentally friendly behaviors

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Civil society is critical to policy processes that aim to tackle climate change and protect the poorest and most vulnerable communities from its impacts.

Fighting Inequality by Addressing Urban Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Crime, inequality, and urban poverty are highly intertwined. Crime patterns can be both symptoms and drivers of inequality. Informal settlements often epitomize the hot spots of urban violence.

How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Caracas, public transport was described as uncomfortable, inadequate and disorganized. Local authorities decided to implement a national transportation plan with a BRT system, which opened in 2012. However, the lack of integration with traditional means including Jeeps, combis, minibuses and standard buses, made it less attractive the urban poor.

The Power of Solar: Energy in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Energy that relies on naturally-available resources like the sun has an inherently equalizing quality: It is equally available to everyone. Lagos, Mumbai, Dhaka and Caracas offer four examples of innovative projects to harness solar energy, or even to control solar heat.

Formally Mapping Informality

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

One of the most valuable results of mapping informal settlements is highlighting that many self-built houses in the settlements are just as old as the city's first skyscrapers.

Venezuela Vacation, Part 2: Surviving Caracas After a Coup Attempt

Mark Chesnut | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

On Saturday morning, the local Caracas TV stations captured our attention with footage of a daring escape by a rebel pilot, who ejected from his plane seconds before a fiery crash at La Carlota military airport.

Accidental Traveler: My Vacation During a Coup Attempt in Venezuela

Mark Chesnut | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

As a matter of security, the announcer now explained, the government had suspended many basic civil liberties. What rights had we lost during our ill-fated vacation?

Is Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Is the Russian Ruble becoming financial rubble as consequence of targeting by the U.S. and its allies? The dramatic fall in oil prices and commensurate drop in the Russian currency, is this coincidental to broader global economic trends or an orchestrated assault?

Inequalities and Exclusion of the Poor in the Global South: Four Cities Fight Back Through Aggressive Land Policy

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

While the goals of neighborhood revitalization are generally positive, if a government fails to actively incorporate policies that guarantee affordable housing and public spaces, revitalization becomes a euphemism for gentrification and exclusion of the poor.

Housing: More Than a Place to Live

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Building affordable housing is only the first step towards inclusive cities. As housing should be seen as an urban strategy to improve the overall quality of life for all citizens, affordable housing must be inclusive by design.

How Jokowi Helps Jakarta's Street Vendors

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Integrating street vending into urban planning is both a challenge and an important step towards inclusive cities.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Plays That Sound the Sirens: Of Human, Global and Political Tolls

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week bore witness to a variety of global crises, some brewing, others resolved. Even so, their urgency was punctuated by heavy-hitting players and high-friction plays.

LOOK: The Best Photos Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

In the last 24 hours, plenty has happened around the world. Rows of identically dressed brides and grooms attended the Unification Church's mass we...

And The Most Expensive City In The Americas Is...

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Caracas, Venezuela is the most expensive city in the Americas and the 9th-most expensive in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...

Venezuelan Elections: An Emboldened Opposition Challenges One of Latin America's Most Skilled Politicians

Federico Barriga | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Federico Barriga

The man who has dominated Venezuela's politics for over a decade -- and has often expressed his will to rule for at least one more -- is suffering from voter fatigue and an uncertain health outlook after being diagnosed with cancer in mid-2011.

Topless Protest To Demand The Return Of A Matisse

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts

On a recent morning in Caracas, Venezuela, over a dozen topless women donning only red pants congregated in front of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo ...

Mexico's 'Vampire Woman' Takes Tattoo Expo By Storm

Posted 05.29.2012 | World

Though popular legend says that vampires must eschew direct light to survive, one 'vampire' has thrived in the spotlight recently. And really, it take...

LOOK: The Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In The World

Posted 01.13.2012 | World

Mexico claims the unfortunate dishonor of having five of the top 10 most violent cities in the world, according to a study published by the Consejo Ci...

The World Meets For Body Art

Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela — Artists are using paint, ornaments and glitter to transform the human body into artwork at a festival i...

The Most Inspiring New York City Marathon Story

lightbox.time.com | Jessica Earnshaw | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact

More than 40 years after its inception, the New York City Marathon on Sunday beckoned another legion of runners to test themselves. For many runners, ...