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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 27, 2012
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Originally reported on Students Rebuild Japan blog in August

Japan Program Coordinator Hiromi Tabei has just returned to San Francisco from a week-long strategy session in Sendai. While she never left Tohoku’s largest city during this trip, conversations with the Japan team and explorations around town confirmed some surprising developments along the coast. Some seem far-fetched, but to what extend do we build for the safety of our neighbors?

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 26, 2012
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October 2012 Tohoku Newsletter Banner

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 24, 2012
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Two asks, one why, and endless potential.

Designed to Move – a Physical Activity Action Agenda, co-authored by the American College of Sports Medicine, Nike Inc, and the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education lays a new framework for action (inspired by alarming rates of in-action).

The report highlights the rising and global spread of inactivity in daily human life and calls for immediate and dramatic shifts in lifestyle, education, planning, policy, and (of course) the built environment.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 21, 2012
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Khairpur (Pakistan) Womens Center - finishing construction and after the monsoon

In the past weeks humanitarian design was really put to the test. Two years after historic flooding struck Pakistan, a monsoon descended on the recovering region. Among the villages hardest hit was Khairpur, focus of a Karachi Chapter reconstruction program led by architect Yasmeen Lari and The Heritage Foundation. The bamboo-based structures from this program sustained little damage. We're thrilled to see the work and methods of structural, community-based design proving themselves, and are confident they can inform any rebuilding the neighbors might consider undertaking after the storm.

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