Joe Kennedy
New Society Publishers | 0865714819 | 2004 | PDF | 288 pages | 5,5 MB

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Building Without Borders describes pioneering 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, by drawing upon local traditions such as bamboo, straw bale and earthen construction.
Highly illustrated and popular in style, it includes case studies, technical information, and the latest thinking on truly sustainable construction, and advocates education and training as the means to empower local peoples to create houses for themselves.

Joseph F. Kennedy cofounded 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.


Chapter 1: Shelter and Sustainable Development — Susan Klinker 5

Chapter 2: Speaking the Vernacular: Mud versus Money in Africa, Asia, and the US Southwest — Jean-Louis Bourgeois 35

Chapter 3: Sustainable Building As Appropriate Technology — David A. Bainbridge 55

Chapter 4: Down to Earth Technology Transfer — Kelly Lerner 85

Chapter 5: Tell, Show, Do: Teacher Training Programs for Tomorrow’s
Housing Solutions — Melissa Malouf 109

Chapter 6: Sustainable Settlements: Rethinking Encampments for Refugees and
Displaced Populations — Cameron M. Burns 135

Chapter 7: A Critical Overview of Sustainable Building Techniques
— Joseph F.Kennedy 175


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