Category: Toilets

Potty parity

30 July, 2010 (12:17) | Global news, Health, Housing, Innovations, Poverty, Sanitation, Toilets, Women |

By: David A. Smith   That the same topic can be simultaneously trivial and tragic, all depending on circumstances is well illustrated by Economist article about public toilets that cannot decide whether to be cheeky or chastising:   Flushing away unfairness   From the Economist: The shepee, a woman’s pissoir   The scene is familiar, […]

Wetware beats hardware, but who pays?

24 December, 2009 (10:45) | Cities, Finance, Infrastructure, Innovations, Municipal finance, New York City, Sanitation, Theory, Toilets |

By: David A. Smith   If we can put a man on the Moon, why can’t we create clean, attractive public toilets in major cities?  That question is implicit in a little New York Times deposit on the subject of effective business models for urban defecation entitled We weren’t quite ready for the modern toilet […]