October 17, 2016, 10am PDT
An historic agreement reached by 170 global leaders in Kigali, Rwanda on October 15 to limit hydrofluorocarbons could have more of an impact on reducing climate change than the carbon emission agreement reached in Paris ten days earlier.
September 1, 2014, 5am PDT
A comparison of road conditions in Rwanda and Mali—the former an autocracy with sterling roads, the latter a democracy where poor road conditions reveal a deep divide in the country.
May 31, 2013, 1pm PDT
A student project to radically rethink housing projects on New York’s Lower East Side and a holistic approach to a Rwandan village took top honors at the 2013 CNU Charter Awards, announced this week at CNU 21 in Salt Lake City.
November 28, 2012, 8am PST
The Public Interest Design Institute encourages architects to embrace participatory approaches in design that address complex social needs; demonstrating that it's possible to "make a career as an architect serving those who need the most help."
American Institute of Architects
October 8, 2012, 10am PDT
An emerging field of public interest design embeds architects and designers in communities that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford good design.
March 25, 2012, 9am PDT
Benita Hussain describes an innovative architecture project serving Rwandan women in their quest to rebuild the country.
September 14, 2011, 5am PDT
Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, is beginning to embrace an urban transect-based plan as a solution for its recent population growth and rapidly evolving economy.