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New York City Urban Resilience 2020

New York City is huge, and the number of issues one could deal with on such a map is similarly tremendous. I chose to focus on a few issues which might be mappable: Generating local electricity in NYC, and eliminating food deserts/expanding access to fresh produce in many underserved areas.

In addition, throughout…


Posted on April 19, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Girl's Science Education

Inspired by the Evoke Challenge, and inspired by The Girl Effect video/website, I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and contribute. I'm now a contributor to the building and stocking of a Science Lab in Matale, Uganda in collaboration with the Harambee Centre. The school is 57% girls, and more than half are HIV/AIDS orphans.

I feel that science education is critically…


Posted on April 17, 2010 at 10:37pm

NYC Coalition Against Hunger

It took me a while to think of what I would/could do to help the food security of people in New York City. Rather than giving to a food pantry or similar organization, I wanted to find an organization to support which was actively trying to fix the system here... get money and attention where it needed to go in order to help people become food secure, not just put some food in their bellies once.

I finally happened across the NYC…


Posted on April 17, 2010 at 9:50pm

Dealing with a Zombie Outbreak!

Last August, a Canadian researcher published an article on the mathematics of a Zombie Outbreak. Of course, the Zombie Outbreak was of the modern variety, rather than the Vodou variety, and what he found was that, based on his model, civilization would likely be doomed. In the same vein, let's consider how Ushahidi might be used to deal with such a development in New York.

Some things Ushahidi would be useful…

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 9:25pm — 3 Comments

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