Synopses & Reviews
Design Like You Give a Damn 
is the indispensable handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future. Following the success of their first book, Architecture for Humanity brings readers the next edition, with more than 100 projects from around the world. Packed with practical and ingenious design solutions, this book addresses the need for basic shelter, housing, education, health care, clean water, and renewable energy. One-on-one interviews and provocative case studies demonstrate how innovative design is reimagining community and uplifting lives. From building-material innovations such as smog-eating concrete to innovative public policy that is repainting Brazils urban slums, Design Like You Give a Damn 
serves as a how-to guide for anyone seeking to build change from the ground up.
Praise for Design Like You Give a Damn :
“The resourcefulness of the projects in the book is inspiring, its information practical (see Stohrs chapter on financing sustainable community development) and its numerous factoids sobering.” —TMagazine.blogs.NYTimes.com
is packed with information, resources, reviews, and ideas that give readers access to the tools they need to build a better future. Written by a diverse collaborative of innovators, Worldchanging
demonstrates that the means for making a difference lie all around us.
This team of top-notch writers, brought together by Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen, includes Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity, Geekcore founder Ethan Zuckerman, and sustainable food expert Anne Lappand#233;, among many others.
Each chapter offers practical answers to important questions, such as: Why does buying locally produced food make sense? What steps can we take to influence our workplace toward sustainability? How can we travel, live, work, and learn in world-changing ways? How, in short, can we participate in building a better future locally and globally?
Worldchanging proves that a life that is sustainably prosperous, thoughtful and democratic, dynamic and peaceful, is not just possible, itand#8217;s here.
About the Author
Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design-services firm dedicated to building a more sustainable future using the power of design. Through a global network of building professionals, Architecture for Humanity brings design and construction services to communities in need. Proceeds from the sale of this book will support the work of Architecture for Humanity.