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In an unequal world, what really holds women – and economies – back?

In An Unequal World, What Really Holds Women – And Economies – Back?

The world needs a Rural Imperative

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few years helping cities figure out the impact of new technologies and broadband in people’s lives More...

Video: Norman Jacknis on the Rural Imperative

The Intelligent Community Forum welcomes Dr. Norman Jacknis, as its first Senior Fellow.  Dr. Jacknis will be responsible for the Intelligent Community Forum’s Rural Imperative More...

A new approach: Social factors in urban development

The folks at the TheCityFix share an interesting research project being undertaken about how planners, designers and builders can build social objectives into key stages of development More...

Hip gadgets for the developing world won’t solve global poverty: Stop making them

Hugh Whalan discusses a recent trend of high tech gadgets designed to improve the developing world in Fast Co. He explains the problem of such technology, More...

Manufacturing in Africa: An awakening giant

Addis Ababa writes in The Economist about a quiet manufacturing boom occurring in Africa and the outside forces which have the potential to gain from More...

What’s wrong with this picture?

There are things I see in Haiti that just forces me to ask, “What’s wrong with this picture?” I mean, consider the cellphone company Digicel More...

The WEF ranks countries on human capital development

The impact of workforce development is highlighted in a recent report released by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Mercer.  The first-ever World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Human More...

4 signs Africa could leapfrog fossil fuels (and 1 that it won’t)

Sami Grover writes for TreeHugger.com about the the increase in renewable energy in Africa, arguing the increased use and decreased dependence on fossil fuels is a More...