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Sustainability & Scarcity: Green Design & Construction in the World’s Least Developed Regions
September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$49
Sustainability & Scarcity: addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, we will look at the nature of green building in the developing world, elaborating the main issues that define sustainability in those particular contexts.
Through more than 30 years of development work in design and construction in Africa and the Middle East, Peter has seen well-intentioned development projects, both in theory and in practice, that ultimately do not contribute to sustainable development. Starting from the basis of green building rating tools used in the more economically-developed countries, Peter will draw from his own experiences to make available to other practitioners green building strategies relevant to the developing country context. We will look in detail at examples of buildings in Tanzania, Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, and Vietnam, illustrating the application of the green building strategies described.