What is the future of cities? Global 3000 went to London, where already high rents continue to rise. Finding affordable housing is also next to impossible in the capital of Rwanda. The African Design Centre in Kigali is looking for viable solutions.
Beijing was once filled with bicycles. But as prosperity grew, those who could swapped their bikes for automobiles. Now bike-share systems have hit the scene. Will two-wheeled transportation soon rule the roads in China's capital once again?
70 percent of global CO2 emissions are connected to city living. The greener a city is, the more carbon dioxide is absorbed and oxygen produced. Trees and plants also help regulate the temperature.
How do you plan a city that has to contend with a steady river of newcomers? At the African Design Centre, Christian Benimana teaches young designers and urban planners to come up with sustainable solutions for both housing and infrastructure.
For years, Londoners have been dealing with a housing shortage that has caused rents to skyrocket. Those who aren't driven from the city have to compromise, and are often forced to accept tiny quarters and shabby conditions.
Traffic congestion is a huge problem in major cities. But there are efficient ways to work the transportation system. In Vilnius, around a quarter of the population use a mobility platform to help them get from A to B.
The air quality in Hanoi will leave you breathless, and not in a good way. Now the city is actively tackling the problem with help from the Germany Development Agency. They're gathering data, educating and taking action for a greener Hanoi.
In Kenya, one in five people can't read or write. But even those who can, often don't finish school. Some adults have decided to go back and get their education. The students in this tenth-grade class are between 20 and 50 years old.
Many Venezuelans are fleeing their country; the Syrian founders of "Families for Freedom" want to stop their missing loved ones being forgotten; and Hanoi tackles its air pollution.
A group of Syrian women founded an organization last year called "Families for Freedom". They want to save their missing people from being forgotten. They're travelling around Europe by bus with pictures of their loved ones.
Hunger, inflation, no jobs - more and more Venezuelans are fleeing their economically crippled country and going to Brazil. Many escape with children and even babies, which makes the journey even harder. But they're hoping for a better future.
The Dominican Republic has a trash problem: most trash is neither sorted nor recycled. In San Cristobal, the German development agency GIZ is helping to set up a modern trash disposal and recycling system.
Tacos al pastor is a Mexican snack said to be derived from the Middle East speciality shawarma, brought to the country by Lebanese migrants. In Mexico the main ingredient is pork marinated in pineapple and chili.
In Kariobangi, a large slum in Nairobi, life is tough and dangerous for women and girls. A special boxing club teaches girls about the sport and how to assert themselves in society.
The Israeli volunteer association Baderech Lehachlama ('The Road to Recovery') is committed to helping seriously ill Palestinians get to hospitals in Israel for medical care. The West Bank often has insufficient doctors and equipment.
Plastic bottles are easy to buy, but not so easy to get rid of. They pop up all over the place – as trash in the streets and in nature. All too many go straight into waste dumps or out to sea.
While the world produces more trash each year, only a fraction is recycled; what's the approach in the Dominican Republic? And: in Kenya we visit girls learning how to defend and assert themselves.
In order to meet the huge demand for the traditional remedies known as ‘muti’, plants in South Africa are being harvested on a scale that is no longer sustainable. The pepper-bark tree, for example, is widely used, even though it is endangered.
In Japan, women are still unwelcome in male-dominated industries, despite a lack of skilled workers. The fishing industry is one of them. A female IT expert from Tokyo is changing attitudes and revitalizing moribund fishing villages in the process.
For children, war means - among other things - bombed-out schools and a lack of teachers. It puts their futures at stake. In Kabul, Afghanistan, a mobile library provides them with a safe haven where they can escape their daily struggles.
For years, the slums of Brazil’s cities have been witnessing violent battles between drug gangs and police - and children get caught in the crossfire. Such as 14-year-old Marcos, who was gunned down on the street.
Armed conflicts are no longer restricted to battlefields but play out in cities too. In 2017, over 10,000 children were killed or maimed in armed fighting worldwide. How violence can deny children a future - the focus of this week’s edition.
What would the world be without dedicated altruists - people who help others without asking for anything in return? This week, Global 3000 meets people in the US, in Sweden and Iran doing what they can to make the world a better place.
According to her customers, Kadiatou Wade is a real master of beignets, a kind of doughnut. Her winning recipe includes flour, milk, sugar, eggs, yeast, nutmeg – and a few secrets she refuses to share.
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