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Designing better cities, privacy as luxury and more...

The W“In Khayelitsha, a poor township in South Africa, a stack of repurposed shipping containers serves as a health clinic.” Why understanding the modern global economy requires a new and better vocabulary. (The New York Times)

Are philanthropists that are supporting the general advocacy of individual rights doing more good for development? (Fast Co.Exist)

Understanding how people respond to cities to help planners design better ones. (Atlantic Cities)

While anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage, Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years. (The Nation)

Has privacy become a luxury good? (The New York Times)

 

Previously
  • Feb. 28: How banks are cashing in on food stamps, protecting temp workers, a potential cautionary tale in Uganda?
  • Feb. 21: Quantifying blight in Detroit, fighting an unjust law in Nigeria, how inequality manifests in different kinds of cities.
  • Feb. 14: Advancing education for low-income students, press freedom around the globe, growing up LGBT on the Internet.