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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 24, 2012
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The FastCompany Co.EXIST blog reminded us recently of Bill Gates' Toilet Challenge: $42 Million in funding for the invention of a new toilet. Their point is that toilets need to be re-thought to overcome a heavy reliance on water and dismissal of human waste as an agricultural and economic resource.

In Haiti, this conversation has reached a point of critical importance. As the country rebuilds, it will face the uphill challenge of prioritizing waste management and introducing inventive, effective and sustainable means of handling waste.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 20, 2012
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Architecture for Humanity, April 2012: Oguaa FFH Cenre opens

It's hard to believe we're thirteen years old this month. Harder still to believe we don't count our age in truckloads of coffee consumed. So, depending on how you count, we're either just entering the awkward teenage years, or are a centenarian. It usually feels like both. There's plenty seeing us into adolescence.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 17, 2012
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Je'Nen Chastain is an architecture enthusiast and has experience in architecture nonprofit and chapter management. As a recent volunteer for Architecture for Humanity in San Francisco, Je'Nen contributed her experience and know-how to multiple projects, including the redesign of the library and Chapter develompent. Join Je'Nen in part one of Design Open Mic on April 11 in which she describes the mission of the library and the process by which Architecture for Humanity staff, design fellows, and volunteers from around the world can get the most out of this valuable resource of materials.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 17, 2012
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The space shuttle Discovery may be taking its last flight today (to a museum), but NASA is ever looking forward to the next steps in universal exploration. Oddly (to some), their mission falls right in step with ours: finding innovative technologies and deployment models for sustainable development.

Hence the genesis of the LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Challenge.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 17, 2012
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Over 100 tornadoes touched down last weekend as part of a massive storm system passing through the Midwest.

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