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Ghana: Accra Will Be Africa's Cleanest City in 4 Years - President

Old town - a bird's eye view of the Jamestown section of Accra reveals the color and vibrancy of the ancient town center.<p>The President of the …

Africa

Living off garbage: Waste picker institutions in Brazil through the lens of Elinor Ostrom's principles for governance of common-pool resources

In many cities of the developing world, an active informal waste sector, made up of millions of people, make a living from the recovery and recycling …

Sustainability

Encountering the kiln

Angeliki Balayannis, Doctoral Researcher, School of Geography, University of Melbourne. You can follow Angeliki on Twitter here. <b></b><p>On a crisp autumn …

Scaling up our social enterprise – challenges and achievements

<b>Updated on 28 February: Today we are updating the Fairphone 2 delivery date to match the current demand and Fairphone 2 stock levels. Starting from</b> …

Manufacturing

Design for repair: empowering consumers to fix the future

By understanding how everyday devices work, individuals can – with the help of a growing online community – enjoy extending the life of products and drive socially responsible design<p>Maybe it's due to growing up in a family who always kept things "in case they came in handy one day", but I've spent …

How We Think about E-Waste Is in Need of Repair

<b>China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy</b><p>By <b>Adam</b> …

Sustainability

How toxic flame retardant chemicals become-and stay-ubiquitous in our homes and bodies

A new report highlights the failure of Canadian federal regulations to keep harmful flame retardant chemicals out of homes and consumer products. In …

Pollution

How to Become Familiar With Your Camera and Never Miss a Shot

It doesn't matter whether you are shooting with a Canon, Nikon or Hasselblad, your camera should be a part of you. You need to know your camera …

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

A Brief Guide to Photographic Acronyms

Sometimes it seems like photography is just one big repository for acronyms. We buy a new lens, it is sold with OS or VR. Our cameras have very high …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Slow photojournalism: The rise of long-term assignments

<b>Long-term photography projects are not new, but increasing numbers of photographers are embracing in-depth storytelling and creating series over longer periods of time, juggling this work alongside commissioned assignments. Gemma Padley explores this growing trend.</b><p>Photographers, especially those …

Fascinating Video Reveals the Manufactured Nature of Some Photojournalism

"This is what we have to create if we want to sell." Ruben Salvadori, an anthropologist and photographer, spent months in East Jerusalem, where he …

Photojournalism

Don’t Take My Picture: Street Photography and Public Privacy

“Hey, don’t take our picture!” a young woman yelled out from her group to me a few days ago. I told her I didn’t take their photo—and it was true, I …

Making Wearables From E-Waste

Social Media

The relocation and reinvention of Old Fadama | Chris Benjamin

<i>This story first appeared in The Statesman on Jan 15, 2007:</i><p>Chris Benjamin, 15/01/2007<p>Imagine a world where, from the slums and shanties of a …

Africa

Urban livelihoods: reviewing the evidence in support of the New Urban Agenda

Information for 10808IIED<p>Urban livelihoods: reviewing the evidence in support of the New Urban Agenda<p>Briefing, 6 pages<p>The New Urban Agenda (NUA) …

Urban Design

The Global Transformation of Materials and the Emergence of Informal Urban Mining in Accra, Ghana

The Global Transformation of Materials and the Emergence of Informal Urban Mining in Accra, Ghana<p>Abstract<p>The narrative on global shipments of used …

Africa

Gov’t to construct $30M e-waste facility at Agbogbloshie

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency are set to commission the …

Sustainability

Degrowth - is it time for a new kind of economics?

With the planet reaching its biophysical limits on what it can provide us, a growing number of economists and environmentalists say we need to switch …

Trash to treasure: the social enterprises transforming recycling

Often led by women, companies such as Green Collect are turning urban waste into employment for disadvantaged people<p>Convincing companies to buy back their own rubbish sounds like an unlikely business model – yet the Melbourne social enterprise Green Collect has found a way to make it work.<p>Companies …

Sweden is recycling so much trash, it's running out

Sweden has transformed its waste-infrastructure program to accommodate the burning of trash. They have taken a process that used to …

Sweden

The history of computing is both evolution and revolution

<i>This month marks the 60th anniversary of the first computer in an Australian university. The University of Melbourne took possession of the machine</i> …

Innovation

In Africa E-Waste Is A Resource. Will It Become The New Gold?

In February, members of Tanzania’s Buni Hub maker space created Africa’s first-ever 3D printer from e-waste, using discarded electronic parts to help …

This Innovative West African Lab Is Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers and Robots

WoeLab in Togo is on a mission to promote urban renewal in the west African nation with a focus on creating sustainable technology in a local context<p>Growing up in the remote, arid terrains of Dapaong in northern Togo, Lalle Nadjagou was always fascinated by technology and design.<p>"In my childhood I …

3D Printing