With one of the highest levels of air pollution of any city in the world, the Mongolian capital is learning how to reduce its levels of particulate matter and replacing tens of thousands of traditional heating stoves with cleaner alternatives.
Henrik Valeur confronts us with the health problems caused by motorised transportation, suggesting that mobility may not be about the balance between public and private, but between motorised and non-motorised.
While most are aware of the need for education and prevention, Noemi Reiner of ARCHIVE highlights the need for stable housing for people living with HIV/AIDS to lower transmission rates and reduce the physical and emotional risks of disease and stress.
Aware that an earthquake like Haiti's could strike Dhaka, a city seven times more populous, engineers and government leaders in the Bangladeshi capital are discussing how to reinforce buildings and prepare emergency services, to prevent tragedy on an unimaginable scale.
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