Self-recovery after urban disaster

WUF: Self-recovery after urban disaster

resilienturbanism.org

For the last year or so I've been pouring my life into a project called Thinking Development. We're unveiling something to the world: a design for a sustainable, eco-friendly, safe and inspiring school in urban Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We worked with the largest educators of women in Haiti after they lost schools in the devastating 2010 earthquake, to produce this plan for permanent reconstruction. Can you help spread the word or make a donation? Thank you so much!

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Arcosanti, Rural Studio, YouthBuild: On the Front Lines of Social Design. an excellently written article on the difficulties (and rewards) of perusing an unconventional architectural path.

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Public Interest Design's Global 100

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Palestinian refugees have seen little benefit from the many researchers who have visited their camps. To tell stories and conduct research, one would do well to remember that refugees deserve our sensitivity when dealing with their hardships. It’s been 65 years and Palestinians in the camps are still clutching onto whatever crumbs of hope or aid they can. But ultimately they are left awaiting the day they can return to the place where their dignity and humanity can be restored: Palestine.

Palestinian refugees are not at your service

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Community Architects Network

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Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.

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Audrey Hepburn in Africa

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Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources, by Sumita Sinha

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Klong Toey Community Lantern | TYIN tegnestue Architects, Bangkok Formal Settlements

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Klong Toey Community Lantern | TYIN tegnestue Architects, Bangkok Formal Settlements

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Klong Toey Community Lantern | TYIN tegnestue Architects, Bangkok Formal Settlements

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Klong Toey Community Lantern | TYIN tegnestue Architects, Bangkok Formal Settlements

Klong Toey Community Lantern | TYIN tegnestue Architects

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Design Like You Give a Damn 2: Building Change from the Ground Up

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Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity

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AID POLICY: The myth and mystique of humanitarian space

AID POLICY: The myth and mystique of humanitarian space

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urban africa: slum popultaions

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compressed stabilized earth blocks in haiti

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connecting people, tools and resources to support crisis response

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the humanitarian and development career information pack

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Being a big girl and taking it by myself... Pretty pimped

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social design: straight out of school

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"softshelter", a system for creating personal space within a large shelter system after a disaster.

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words to live by.

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Kiva Detroit is the first Kiva City, a program where Kiva works with community organizations in the United States to provide local small businesses with microloans. Kiva Detroit empowers Detroiters to champion local small businesses through Kiva. Lend to a Detroit business or join the Kiva Detroit lending team. To double your impact, your loan to a Kiva Detroit borrower will be matched 1-to-1 by the Knight Foundation.

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