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Urban Poor

How We Can Secure Better Mental Health For Poor Teens

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Poor teens who feel positively about their community may be protected from some of the damaging effects of poverty on mental health, according to new ...

Land Titles for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

Why Urban Poverty and Rural Life Are Interconnected in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Urban poverty in the Global South does not occur in a vacuum: many of the urban poor are recent migrants from rural areas who have come to the city in search of a better life.

How the Urban Poor Tell Their Story

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The urban poor are often stereotyped, viewed merely as a problem to be solved -- or ignored. Initiatives across the Global South are thus exploring ways of telling the story of poverty in an inclusive and realistic way.

Freezing the Footprint of Food

Dr. Jason Clay | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jason Clay

We need to freeze the footprint of food -- find ways to double the productivity of farming, so that we can produce twice as much food and fiber on the same amount of land. This will require many actors working on several strategies simultaneously.

On Earth Day, Lessons Learned From a Ghanaian Slum

David Weiss | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
David Weiss

The urgency of Earth Day has changed. In 1970, when America celebrated its first Earth Day, hybrid cars and eco-friendly light bulbs weren't even ...

Security of Tenure for the Urban Poor: A Critical Tool for Sustainable Social and Community Resilience

Jane Weru | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Jane Weru

Nairobi is a thriving metropolis that unfortunately suffers from high levels of inequality and violence. Sixty-five percent of the city's population of 4 million lives in the highly marginalized densely populated slums of the city. In 2007, something remarkable happened.

Four Innovative Ways Mobile Phones Are Saving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Examples from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the developing world, mobile phones are both ubiquitous and relatively affordable. They're also being put to work in more innovative ways that magnify their impact on the lives of the urban poor.

What Is Good for the Poor Is Good for the Country

Keith Weigelt | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Keith Weigelt

Taoists perceive nature differently than many. It is the nature of mathematics that one is given the choice to see the world as discrete units (algebra), or continuous motion (calculus). It is the same with strategy.

Cambodian Parliament Member Mu Sochua Visits U.S., Speaks on Lack of Human Rights at Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Jean-Michel Tijerina, CEO and Founder of the Cambodia Project, insisted I must meet her. After an hour over coffee, I fully comprehended why. I wa...

Suburban Poverty Surges: The 11 Cities Hit The Hardest (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last decade, much of the conversation surrounding poverty in America has focused on the urban poor. But according to a report released by the...