Engineering for Change

Interest: Transport

Bridges, boats and wheels are connecting people in inventive ways. Bicycle ambulances save lives in the world’s hard-to-reach communities, clinics on buses take medical care to the village, and farmers build do-it-yourself tractors and drive trucks that pull double duty as water pumps and crop processors. Drivers and riders are at the center of transport design in global development.

Interest: Transport

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Daniel Oviedo

Introduction to T-SUM, the Transition to Sustainable Urban Mobility in Freetown

December 17, 2019

E4C’s Contributing Editor Dr. Daniel Oviedo, a lecturer in Transport and Urban Development Planning at the Development Planning Unit...

The Conversation

Better Batteries Fuel a Surge of Electric Scooters in India and China

October 31, 2019

Two-wheelers – motorcycles and motorized scooters – account for the majority of vehicles on the roads in developing countries. China...

Andrew Drain

A New Way of Thinking About Collaboration During Participatory Design Projects

April 17, 2019

If you’ve seen an unused latrine in a village that practices open defecation, or a new cookstove on a...

Rob Goodier

Advanced Simulation May Change Product Manufacturing for the Better

March 13, 2019

There is a class of things that merge form and performance into labyrinthine lines that no person could have...

Rob Goodier

Engineering for Change’s Research Fellow Ignatius Waikwa Wins a Prize and Advocates for Development Tech in a Kenyan Slum

November 7, 2018

Ask Ignatius Waikwa what he has been up to lately and you may have to settle in. Ignatius has...

Sanjana Paul

Experts Affirm Two Pillars of Sustainable Development: Open Source Tech and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

November 1, 2018

Sustainable development needs to transcend traditional boundaries to improve its efficacy. Experts working at the intersection of technology and...

Vineet Abhishek

Bicycles and Pedestrians Are Key to Easing Congestion on Mumbai’s Suburban Trains

August 28, 2018

Nearly 3000 train services carry 8 million passengers daily through Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Suburban trains are chronically overcrowded,...

Peter Kyeyune

Technological Innovation Is Key to Africa’s Sustainable Economic Development

July 26, 2018

African innovation in technology has to grow considerably and address long-term economic value if it is to compete in...

Dorina Pojani

Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

June 10, 2018

We need to have a conversation about sexism and the city. Gender affects all other “vulnerable group” considerations in...

Jarkko Vesa

Mission (im)possible: The Quest for Affordable Electric Vehicles for Emerging Markets

May 29, 2018

What would it take to design a cost-effective electric vehicle for emerging markets? This question was raised in the...


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