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Applying Ancestral Lessons to Contemporary Realities – A Return to Ghana’s Architectural Heritage

By |November 15th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Climate Change & Resilience|Tags: , , , |

Breathing new life into city architecture through native materials and construction techniques will catalyse lasting change and adaptability amidst unpredictable climate change-related incidences. Kweku Addo-Atuah on a return to Ghana's architectural heritage.

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Sustainable Cities With a Soul

By |November 10th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , |

Concrete is the second most consumed material in the world after water, making it an essential component of urban development. However, cheap housing comes at a price. Can we still afford to pay for it? Jorge Javier and Cecilia Tortajada provide clear responses.

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A School with a Soul: Eco-Friendly and Community-Driven Building in Cape Town

By |November 3rd 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Energy & Waste|Tags: , , , , |

Sustainable building approaches are not only more environmentally friendly than conventional building methods – but they may also teach people how to avoid waste. Peter McIntosh, the founder of the Natural Building Collective, highlights the advantages through the example of Ulwazi Educare in Cape Town.

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The ‘Qubba Classroom’: Towards Sustainable Design Solutions in Humanitarian Settings

By |November 1st 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , , |

Difficult environmental conditions and scarce economic resources require new building solutions within the context of displacement and humanitarian aid. Andrea Maggiolo and Michael Ulfstjerne discuss chances and challenges based on the example of the ‘Qubba Classroom’ within the Za’atari Village.

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The Global Housing Crisis: A Crisis Unlike Any Other

By |October 25th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Echoes of the same story can be heard in cities across the globe – homelessness is on the rise and the cost of housing is increasing at an alarming rate while the availability of decent housing dwindles. Kirsten McRae with recent statistics on the global housing crisis and why we should no longer financialise our most basic human good.

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

Rebuilding Evicted Kampungs in Jakarta – Restoring Communities, Providing a Better Quality of Life

By |September 27th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

Forced evictions and displacements should be stopped, but it is not enough. Muhammad Azka Gulsyan wants us to think about how to rebuild the evicted homes, and restore affected communities and their livelihoods. Vertical Kampung-projects in Jakarta show that rebuilding and restoration are possible.

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