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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May 7 & May 14 Newsletters


1000 Days: The Period that Decides the Health & Wealth of the World

This article from The Atlantic discusses the impact of the 1000 day period between the beginning of pregnancy to a baby's second birthday on the future health and success of a child. As designers, we aren't able to provide medical maternal health services, but we can play a critical role in the policies and infrastructure that support and promote maternal health in countries around the world.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

10 Most Resilient Cities in the World [Fast Company]

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Toronto tops the list of the world's most resilient cities.

Which cities are the most resilient? Canadian and United States cities dominate the list, with only two cities outside of North America--Stockholm and Zurich-- making the top ten. Surprised? See more about how the 'resiliency ranking' was determined in this Fast Company article.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

E-News May 1: Housing Edition


In this issue:

-UN Habitat Announces Mass Housing competition Winners
-This disaster housing is made of cardboard & coke containers
-One photographer's documentation of Mexico's public housing
-A tiny EcoVillage for the Homeless
-Building Trust International constructs sustainable housing in Cambodia