Renewable city: the once and future Manila

Manila, once a jewel of the Pacific, is an enormous metro area with stifling traffic, poor air quality, and poor living conditions for a segment of the population. This post profiles the charms and challenges of Manila, and also profiles Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc. (HSSi), a company that provides solar technologies to rural, off-grid communities in the Philippines.

a girl, a train, some traffic: Manila

It takes me a ridiculous amount of time to write a single blog post. This can be blamed on perfectionism, my day job, or old-fashioned laziness.  And now, four months after my trip to the Philippines, I am writing myself into knots trying to capture the essence of Manila while being informative, respectful, and hopefully amusing.…