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Blog #10: Africa’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Social Development & Architecture

Forbes released a list of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women on March 6, 2020. In honor of International Women’s Day today on March 8, 2020. I am highlighting the top 10 African women doing social development work on the African continent, in non-governmental capacity. I’m greatly aspired by these women! They are: 10. Olajumoke Adenowo,Continue reading “Blog #10: Africa’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Social Development & Architecture”

Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon

I spent several weeks in Singapore in the spring of 2016 and I was amazed by the architecture and immaculate urban planning there. The city was the right amount of traditional, preserving local traditions and balancing those influences with futuristic technologies. Its impressive architectural and engineering feats, from the Helix Bridge, the ArtScience Museum, andContinue reading “Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon”

Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future

AI SpaceFactory’s TERA designs were originally meant for Mars, but they’ve realized that its benefits can also be applied to Earth as well. It’s built with 3D printing technology. It’s renewable and sustainable and uses compostable materials biopolymer basalt composite, which is derived from from crops like corn and sugar cane. It has a gorgeousContinue reading “Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future”

Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)

Historically, bamboo has been a basic construction material in tropical regions of the world, often used for shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. However, it doesn’t have to remain that way. Today, bamboo can serve as an invaluable building material for permanent buildings and structures, especially in developing countries, in place of steel or reinforcedContinue reading “Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)”

Blog #3: 28 UN-affiliated Organizations Doing Development Work in Africa

Since I was in high school, I have always dreamed about working for the UN or a for a similar organization to do nation-building work and promote the standard of living and inspire women empowerment on the African continent. Here is a list of UN- affiliated organizations doing economic and infrastructure development work in theContinue reading “Blog #3: 28 UN-affiliated Organizations Doing Development Work in Africa”

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