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The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. Currently one in seven people lives in a slum or refugee camp, and more than three billion people-nearly half the world’s population-do not have access to clean water or adequate sanitation. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods, and communities shapes every aspect of our lives. Yet too often architects are desperately needed in the places where they can least be afforded.

Edited by Architecture for Humanity, Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. The first book to bring the best of humanitarian architecture and design to the printed page, Design Like You Give a Damn offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, health care, education, and access to clean water, energy, and sanitation. Featured projects include some sponsored by Architecture for Humanity as well as many others undertaken independently, often against great odds.

Design Like You Give a Damn is an indispensable resource for designers and humanitarian organizations charged with rebuilding after disaster and engaged in the search for sustainable development. It is also a call to action to anyone committed to building a better world.

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The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our live, yet where architects are most desperately needed, they can least be afforded. Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. It offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design, and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education and access to clean water, energy and sanitation.

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Edited by Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr.

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David J., September 16, 2006 (view all comments by David J.)
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This book will be discussed and reviewed at the New York Public Library by the author Cameron Sinclair together with John Hockenberry on September 20, 2006 at 7:00 PM.

What is important is that this book addresses how the Architecture field addresses humanitarian crisis like Katrina!
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ISBN:
9781933045252
Author:
Architecture for Humanity
Publisher:
Metropolis Books
Manufactured by:
Architecture for Humanity
Manufactured:
Architecture for Humanity
Editor:
Sinclair, Cameron
Editor:
Stohr, Kate
Author:
Sinclair, Cameron
Author:
Stohr, Kate
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Architecture and society
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Emergency housing - Design and construction
Subject:
Architecture-Annuals and Journals
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
General Architecture
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Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 8 x 1.2 in

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The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our live, yet where architects are most desperately needed, they can least be afforded. Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. It offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design, and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education and access to clean water, energy and sanitation.
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