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EXPLORE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities.

This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities. Grab some friends and head out into the world! Try taking pictures of architecture, public spaces, lighting and transportation hubs, and make note of how they affect neighbourhood safety. Even better – head to a second place you are less familiar with and watch how people interact with their environment and with each other. Be sure to take notes, or if you feel creative draw sketches or take pictures to call attention to any differences or similarities you see between the two locations.

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If you've never heard of Candy Chang, prepare to leap out of your seat—inspired and motivated to change your neighborhood, your city, your world.

If you have heard of her, then let's get right down it and chat about how her work can inspire resear

If you've never heard of Candy Chang, prepare to leap out of your seat—inspired and motivated to change your neighborhood, your city, your world. If you have heard of her, then let's get right down it and chat about how her work can inspire resear

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For many, they might be encroaching upon public space, but for a section of women in the city, auto and taxi  drivers , vendors and hawkers make them feel safe in public places . At the same time, poorly lit stretches and parks, and narrow footpaths

For many, they might be encroaching upon public space, but for a section of women in the city, auto and taxi drivers , vendors and hawkers make them feel safe in public places . At the same time, poorly lit stretches and parks, and narrow footpaths

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Given the density of urban populations, what if there was an alert system (SMS, Twitter, drums, whistles) that a girl/woman in danger could activate that would inform close-by members of the community compelling them to come to her aid. Competition

Given the density of urban populations, what if there was an alert system (SMS, Twitter, drums, whistles) that a girl/woman in danger could activate that would inform close-by members of the community compelling them to come to her aid. Competition

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The title of this post is flippant but the content is serious. In talking to a teenage upper class girl in New Delhi, India I found that she found Uber was awesome for her and her parents. Uber is not relevant for lower income transport needs but the

The title of this post is flippant but the content is serious. In talking to a teenage upper class girl in New Delhi, India I found that she found Uber was awesome for her and her parents. Uber is not relevant for lower income transport needs but the

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Uber is the car service company that has completely turned the cab experience on it's head. Google Play's description is: "Uber is your private driver in more than 50 cities and 20 countries. An entirely new and modern way to travel is at your finger

Uber is the car service company that has completely turned the cab experience on it's head. Google Play's description is: "Uber is your private driver in more than 50 cities and 20 countries. An entirely new and modern way to travel is at your finger

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Identifying Positive Deviants: those women and girls whose unique, perhaps nontraditional practices or behaviors enable her to overcome safety challenges more successfully than her neighbors who have access to the same resources and share the same ri

Identifying Positive Deviants: those women and girls whose unique, perhaps nontraditional practices or behaviors enable her to overcome safety challenges more successfully than her neighbors who have access to the same resources and share the same ri

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In my native town Chennai, people begging for money tend to be women most of the time and more often than not, they are clutching a child. This could suggest two things; a higher proportion of people living in poverty are women and that in developing

In my native town Chennai, people begging for money tend to be women most of the time and more often than not, they are clutching a child. This could suggest two things; a higher proportion of people living in poverty are women and that in developing

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