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Building Without Borders: Sustainable Construction for the Global Village

Edited By: Joseph F Kennedy

New Society Publishers

Paperback | Feb 2004 | #143884 | ISBN: 0865714819
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Describes efforts to create sustainable shelter for billions currently under-housed. It surveys projects around the world that are housing the homeless without destroying natural habitats to do so.


Preface; Foreword by Judy Knox; Introduction; Shelter and Sustainable Development; Speaking the Vernacular: Mud versus Money in Africa, Asia, and the US Southwest; Sustainable Building As Appropriate Technology; Down to Earth Technology Transfer; Tell, Show, Do: Teacher Training Programs for Tomorrow's Housing Solutions; Sustainable Settlements: Rethinking Encampments for Refugees and Displaced Populations; A Critical Overview of Sustainable Building Techniques; Glossary; Index.

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Joseph F Kennedy co-founded Builders Without Borders, an international consortium of natural builders and architects serving homeless and under-housed populations. He teaches ecological design and natural building at New College of California, and co-edited The Art of Natural Building.

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