The 2024 Olympic Games are intended to be responsible as they carry a strong environmental ambition. The campaign of the city of Paris to obtain the organisation of the Olympic Games based itself on a commitment to sustainability when it comes to its physical construction. These Games have the potential to redefine the public works […]
Global school closures in response to the Covid-19 are set to have lasting impacts on education. In this pandemic, economic and social stress coupled with important social distancing measures led to a shadow crisis in the educative system, and most importantly a setback from the educative progress countries had been experiencing. The Covid-19 crisis has […]
As part of our collaboration with Doh Eain, we analysed the safety of public spaces for girls and women with a look at the impact of Covid-19. This article provides guidelines to transform public spaces in order to empower girls towards gender equality. Author: Anaïs Julin
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the deforestation and degradation rates of tropical forest have tremendously increased following the implementation of government’s confinement measures to reduce COVID-19 spread. A total of 9583 km2 of deforestation alerts were detected during the first month, which is nearly double that of 2019 (4732 km2). Overall, deforestation increased by 63% in […]
Author: Anaïs Julin Gender-based violence (GBV) is expected to rise in every type of emergency – whether economic crises, conflict or disease outbreaks. With the COVID-19 pandemic, economic and social stress coupled with pre-existing gender inequalities and discriminatory social norms led to an exponential surge in GBV but most importantly a setback in the quest […]
Emilie Röell, founder and director of Doh Eain, discusses how the pandemic affected vulnerable people in Myanmar. Doh Eain is a participatory design practice based in Yangon dedicated to making cities better. It preserves heritage, improves public spaces and organises activities that connect people with places, employing a user-centred, participatory approach. In doing this, they […]
As part of our collaboration with Doh Eain, we analysed the cycling boom that emerged in many countries around the world as cities emerged from lockdowns. This article provides guidelines to turn the cycle boom into a durable transport alternative driving the post-crisis ‘green recovery’. Author: Anaïs Julin.