Katie

Katie Cashman

Profession

Sustainable urban development consultant and freelance journalist.

 

About me

Katie was trained in Geography (McGill University) and Urban Management (Technical University Berlin). She currently works in Santiago, Chile as a sustainable urban development consultant and a freelance journalist.

Articles by Katie

How the “Future Says_” Initiative is Working to Hold Big Tech Accountable

A new global initiative is working to secure a rebalance of power in the tech ecosystem, pushing back against the unmitigated power of “big tech” and imagining a world in which technology is built and designed by the people for the people.

UNOSAT: Using Satellites to Map the Future of Humanitarian Aid

The United Nation’s satellite analysis programme, UNOSAT, uses geospatial information to develop informed, evidence-based solutions to issues of human security, peace and sustainable development.

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Omdena: Leveraging Collaboration & AI to Solve Real-World Problems

Omdena is an innovation platform where AI experts from around the world collaborate on building solutions for positive impact. RESET chatted to its Head of Marketing, Michael Burkhardt.

Nucleário: Smart Protection for Tree-Planting Projects in Brazil

Brazilian startup Nucleário has developed an innovative device - inspired by nature - to protect tree seedlings and give a boost to reforestation projects in the country.

The En-ROADS Simulator Lets You Test Out Your Own Solutions to the Climate Crisis

In a time of crisis and uncertainty, scientific data and prediction models can offer a solid, reliable basis when making plans for a more sustainable future. En-ROADS provides exactly that - an accessible, interactive climate solutions simulation tool that anyone can use to explore possible different pathways to a low-carbon future.

Peruvian Project Uses Drones to Map, Protect and Strengthen Informal Urban Settlements

A Peruvian programme is using drones to help put urban settlements on the map (quite literally), in a bid to improve housing rights and climate change resilience for underserved local residents.

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OpenSurface: Pioneering AI Tracks Land Use and Deforestation From Outer Space

The OpenSurface project offers an AI-powered solution for monitoring land use (and abuse) to help drive climate action on a global scale.

Beirut’s Free Pick-Up App Matches Environmentally-Conscious Residents With Local Recycling Services

Live Love Recycle is a grassroots organisation providing an ultra-convenient, free, on-demand recycling service to the city of Beirut - and employment opportunities to hundreds of its residents.