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Urban Slums

Is this the end of slum upgrading in Brazil?

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Brazil's favelas are famous, but so are its ambitious efforts to bring roads, water, electricity, and land rights to its informal urban settlements. e...

Lessons of a Novice Bee Trainer

Kelsey Julius | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Julius

I can hardly believe I am writing this, but our months of work became so very worthwhile when our first successfully trained bee stuck out her tongue.

Startup Abroad: Ode to Bangalore

Eric Kauderer-Abrams | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Eric Kauderer-Abrams

Catching me in a weak moment during the first few days of our trip, my friend and co-founder Morgan, who spent last year working in Bangalore, sought to console me, saying, "Mother India always provides when you need it most."

Saving Lives With Hives: Our Idea Using Bees to Promote Health in Urban Slums

Kelsey Julius | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Julius

If one jar of honey can help one slum-dweller suffering from diabetes, what else can one jar of honey do?

We're Inventing a New Way to Diagnose Diabetes in the Poorest Parts of the World

Hemanth Soni | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Hemanth Soni

Often referred to as a "disease of the wealthy," diabetes is anything but, with the majority of diabetics living in low- and middle-income communities where the disease is rarely detected until it has progressed to late stages.

A Cost-Effective Way to Provide Healing in the Places That Need It Most

Danielle Zurovcik | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Danielle Zurovcik

I arrived at a limb-saving solution ... a solution to replace multi-thousand dollar, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) devices with a multi-dollar, simplified negative pressure wound therapy (sNPWT) device, called the Wound-Pump.

Why Migrants Are Our Untapped Potential

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

Whether we can provide a framework that gives urban migrants outlets for their energy and aspiration is set to become a defining issue of the 21st century.

Slums on the Reel

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

The growing urban slums are nowadays the invisible side of our global cities; movies can become an effective tool for changing this tendency by making these invisible stories visible to the public at large.

Five Days on the Triumph Cruise Ship -- or a Lifetime in an Urban Slum?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

Instead of thinking of the predicament of those Americans as an unusual human experience, an aberration, why not use the cruise story to remind ourselves and others that it is all too similar to the living conditions of as much as 15 percent of the world's population?

Fighting Bulldozers, Slum Dwellers Find a New Weapon: Kenya's Constitution

Mark Durham | Posted 02.23.2013 | Impact
Mark Durham

Muungano wa Wanavijiji has helped to spotlight a new weapon in the arsenal of anti-poverty practitioners: The power of online networks to accelerate social change.