August 6, 2014, 6am PDT
Called by some the "third industrial revolution," what are some of the opportunities and costs of applying 3D printing to issues facing the developing world, and more importantly, emergency housing?
August 12, 2012, 5am PDT
Enrique Zaldivar, Director of the Bureau of Sanitation, explains the city's efforts to maintain public health and promote water conservation. As urban areas guard natural resources and urban environments, L.A. presents some successful first steps.
October 26, 2011, 2pm PDT
Coachella Valley is home to agriculture, music festivals, and impoverished residents living in shanty mobile homes. Drinkable water, reliable electricity, basic sanitation, and clean air are scarce, says California Watch.
November 30, 2010, 6am PST
With a collective population of more than 10 million, Kenya's slums face major sanitation issues. A new project offers a sustainable solution.
November 15, 2010, 1pm PST
A new essay by Thomas Fisher details Frederick Law Olmsted's lesser known work in the realm of public health and sanitation.
The Design Observer Group
March 12, 2009, 8am PDT
A tent city is burgeoning in Sacramento, Calif., prompting local officials to consider whether such an encampment should be made permanent, with plumbing and all.