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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...

Promising Initiatives that could change cities in 2016

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau As the year 2016 was beginning, a number of promising initiatives emerged that could change the face of cities. The trajectorie...

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.

Mitigate the negative impacts of urban sprawl on the periphery

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Urban sprawl is characterized the rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities and towns. The term has been mainly used t...

Vietnam: A Tale of 'Miss Saigon,' Two Kims, Children of Dust and More Than 30 Years

Jim Laurie | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Jim Laurie

After I filmed Kim in March 1985, (state security agents were watching), she was arrested and sent off to a prison camp for two months. Hanoi authorities were planning for tenth anniversary celebrations of their victory on April 30. They wanted a clean Ho Chi Minh City, free of the embarrassment of the street kids they were doing nothing to assist.

Helping NGOs Improve Impact Assessments?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.

Canyoning in Da Lat, Vietnam

Angela Schonberg | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Angela Schonberg

While visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a friend recommended we take a quick weekend trip to the city of Da Lat. We jumped at the chance! All my fri...

You Won't Want to Bring Your Kids to These 12 Destinations

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're looking to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, or simply cut travel expenses (and annoyances? maybe we're going too far...), there are plenty of destinations best suited for couples.

Focus on Women's Health Gains Momentum in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Health, mental or physical, is a fundamental human right. It is influenced by biology but also by social and cultural norms, which have historically discriminated against women, making them more vulnerable.

Attending Refugees in Global South Cities

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

By Adèle Charbonneau According to current estimates, as many as almost seven-million refugees and asylum seekers are living in cities, potentially...

Youth as Engines of Change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For cities across the Global South with rapidly-growing populations, youth are widely seen as holding the keys to the future. At the same time, however, they typically face higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population.

Stronger United: Workers' Unions Across the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For the working poor, unions can provide a structure for voicing grievances and a collective power for bringing about change, often in the face of resistance. In this article, we travel from Mumbai and Bangalore to Tehran and Ho Chi Minh City to explore some of the struggles waged by unions to demand the rights of their members.

Vietnam: 50 Years After the U.S. Marines Landed

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.05.2016 | Travel
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. Marines landing in full combat gear at Red Beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. This year also marks the 40th an...

The Best Way To Travel Through Asia? On A Scooter, Of Course

Clarissa Ferreira | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Clarissa Ferreira

When in Asia, do what the locals do: get on a motorbike and hit the road. Here are some suggestions of destinations you can hit up on your next vacation!

The Vietnam War: After 40 Years

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Traveling through Vietnam during the latter half of April 2015 with a group of erstwhile antiwar activists, I was struck by the transformation of what was once an impoverished, war-devastated peasant society into a modern nation.

An Old Soldier Says No

Jim Calio | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Jim Calio

I caught the eye of one of the men that my guide had been talking to. I smiled, but he didn't He just shook his head, very subtly, but it was unmistakable. The war was not over for this Vietnamese veteran.

8 Historic Photos That Capture The Chaotic U.S. Withdrawal From Saigon

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, marking the end of a decades-long conflict that left mil...

A Lifetime Away From Saigon

Thuy Thanh Jakim | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact
Thuy Thanh Jakim

“Don't forget, be good. Love your new family. You always have your mother here in Vietnam. You have not been orphaned.” I watched as this woman wh...

Vietnam, Then and Now

Ann Medlock | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Ann Medlock

Looking into the young faces of Vietnam 2015, hearing their questions about the time when I lived in their country, before they were born, before their parents were born, I kept seeing faces from long ago, all but one of them dead now.

4 Ways Mapping Has Transformed Public Services in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Modern digital mapping tools have transformed the potential of maps in urban development, allowing us to produce more detailed and sophisticated visualizations of cities. As access to these tools continues to expand, the resulting maps grow even richer.

Vietnam, Revisited

John Graham | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
John Graham

Fifty years ago America's leaders told us that if we lost Saigon it would be just the first domino to tip over as the juggernaut of International Communism smashed through the defenses of Capitalism. Now I am back, for the first time.

5 Cities Where Getting Lost Is A Good Thing

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Sometimes, when you travel, a magical thing happens. You've put your guidebook away and just followed your nose, eyes or feet through a city.

21 Reasons To Fall In Love With Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel

Vietnam should be on the top of everyone's travel list. It's that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating e...

What to Do About Slums

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From remote resettlement to same-place resettlement, and from government-led upgrading to grassroots initiatives, it is clear that the debate on solutions for informal communities is a hotly contested one.

Vietnam Welcomes America with Open Arms

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Llewellyn King

No grunt slogging through the jungles of Vietnam could imagine that in 2014, 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese would be welcoming back Americans as investors, tourists, advisers and protectors.