Refugee Camps: How a Temporary Approach is Harmful to Health

Above: A camp for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. (Image Credit: DFID- UK Department for International Development| flickr) Displaced persons are among the world’s most vulnerable …

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Design Musings: Building Codes

Above: Slum apartment complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photography by Zoriah. The homes and temporary housing of residents in informal settlements, slums, and refugee camps, often …

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Zika & Urbanization

Above: The favelas (slum communities) of Brazil (Image Credit: Alex, flickr cc) We hit a milestone in 2008—for the first time in history, there were …

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After Active Design

ABOVE: Portable library set up by The Uni Project called the “Ozone Park Plaza,” located on the border between Brooklyn and Queens. (Image Credit: The …

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Commemorating the Life of Architect Paul Pholeros

The ARCHIVE Global team was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Australian architect Paul Pholeros. A dedicated humanitarian, he was an advocate for …

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The Environment Is Not Neutral!

Above Image: One Environment of Childhood Poverty. East St. Louis, Illinois, offers a glimpse at the physical challenges that increase environmental stress for household members, …

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Climate Change & Human Health

Above: Climate change protesters in Melbourne. (Image Credit: Takver | flickr) As I write this article, world leaders are meeting in Paris to negotiate a …

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Raising the Bar for Public Housing

Above: Public Housing by Tetrarc Architectes in Nantes, France, with community gardens in forefront. (Image Credit: Tetrarc Architectes) Historically, public housing standards have been a …

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ARCHIVE Global Tackles SDG 11

Above: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are an inter-governmentally agreed set of targets relating to international development. They follow …

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The End of Sleeping Sickness in Africa

Above: Medical Civic Action Program in Ethiopia (Image Credit: US Army Africa) What’s your favorite color?  Is it blue?  Blue is by far the most …

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NYC Heat Waves, Health, & Housing

Above: People cooling off in Washington Square Park on a scorching summer day. When you think of a heat wave in New York City, an …

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Behomm’s Global Design Community Partners with ARCHIVE

Above: Behomm member in Brooklyn, New York. Design by Ksenya Samarskaya ARCHIVE is excited to announce its new sustaining business partnership with Behomm (www.behomm.com), the …

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In NYC? New Spring and Summer Walking Tour Dates!

Above: A poster for a performance in the spirit of ‘the latest New York craze: slumming,’ in which wealthier NYC residents would go for an …

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Can the Poor Afford to Care About Design?

Above: The New Carver Apartments, courtesy of Skid Row Housing Trust, via Citylab.com “Beggars ought not to be choosers.” The 16th century proverb makes a certain …

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ARCHIVE Global wins OpenIDEO’s Zero to Five Challenge

Over the course of the past few months, ARCHIVE participated in an OpenIDEO Challenge that sought to attract and refine ideas focusing on reducing child …

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Public Health vs Private Priorities

Above: Gujarat, India. Half of India’s population, approximately 620 million people, defecates outdoors. Image Courtesy: Emmanuel Dyan Across the sides of city buses in my …

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Introducing Our Newest Partners | Breathe Easy Camden

ARCHIVE Global is excited to announce strategic partnerships with the Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) at …

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Introducing ARCHIVE’s NYC Walking Tours

Ever wonder what NYC was like in the past? As early as 20 years ago, it was a very different place to live than it …

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Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Children

Monday, October 6th is World Habitat Day – an event created by the United Nations to draw international attention to the importance of the built …

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Sanitation: More than just Toilets

“I think we can all agree that it’s not a good idea to raise children surrounded by poop,” Dr. Stephen Luby said in a recent …

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Public Housing in NYC

Above: A series of graphics released by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) in the 30’s and 40’s with the onset of public housing …

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High Fives: Building Health Responsive Homes in Bangladesh

Above: Children in Savar, Bangladesh (Image: ARCHIVE Global). As you may have noticed, we launched our newest project this week! The High Fives project extends …

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Breathe Easy: Respiratory Illness in Context

Above: The use of indoor cookstoves is ubiquitous in Ethiopia where burned solid fuels pollute the air within homes that more often than not have …

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Homelessness and Homes

Above: Children sleep on a concrete divider above a 20 foot drop into a sewage canal, just outside a Grand Hyatt Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. …

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Notes from the Field: Cameroon

Above: In conjunction with screening windows and providing malaria awareness sessions, we’re also incorporating local plants just below windows, like mint and citronella, to further ...
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Diagnosis: Poverty

Above: A typical corridor of public housing projects in NYC. These projects are known to have rampant mold and moisture problems, along with asthma and …

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Photos from Shajjad: Monsoon Dust

This is the second feature of our series 'Photos from Shajjad,' and follows the pictures from the previous story, “Cloud of Dust”. The accumulation of ...
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Containing Ebola

Above: Protective gear drying in the sun after disinfection. The virus can be transmitted through contact with any bodily fluid and medical workers are frequently ...
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Today’s Wage: Problems for Haiti’s Labor

In ‘Short Introduction to Economics,’ Partha Dasgupta describes the issue of family sharing within rural subsistence households, where the ‘market’ cannot provide an adequate medium ...
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