Rachel Dobbs

Making Density Less Deadly. Covid Can Catalyze Healthier Housing Policies

“There is a density level in NYC that is destructive. It has to stop and it has to stop now,” tweeted Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, on March 22nd. In the three weeks since New York City’s first confirmed case of covid-19, the coronavirus had ripped through the metropolis. By April 9, New York would …

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Domestic Abuse During Covid. New Zealand’s Innovative Response

For decades, New Zealand has been a world-leader in a category nobody wants to win: it has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the developed world. In 2018, the country’s police investigated more than 133,000 cases of violence within families, and responded to an incident every four minutes. Domestic violence is thought …

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Singapore Sprouting. A Pioneering Ag Tech Policy

Singapore has an impressive history of succeeding against the odds, emerging as a global economic and financial powerhouse out of the most unpromising conditions when it secured its independence after the Second World War. Becoming a global leader in food innovation and self-reliance, a goal it has doubled down on during the COVID-19 pandemic, would …

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