Tomorrow is the official launch of Design Like You Give A Damn : Building Change From The Ground Up.
The Architecture for Humanity team has assembled an indispensable handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future. With more than 100 projects from around the world, it is packed with practical and ingenious design solutions, addressing 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 re-imagining community and uplifting lives. From building-material innovations such as smog-eating concrete to innovative public policy that is repainting Brazil’s urban slums, the book serves as a how-to guide for anyone seeking to build change from the ground up.
“The resourcefulness of the projects in the book is inspiring, its information practical (see Stohr’s chapter on financing sustainable community development) and its numerous factoids sobering.” The New York Times
"Architecture With A Cause" - The Wall Street Journal
No community is immune to the forces of climate change. If we have learned anything from Hurricane Katrina, it is that we must adapt. Good design accelerates the adoption of new ideas –and this book shows us how.” - Brad Pitt, Jolie–Pitt Foundation
“It is not just about putting bricks to mortar. It is about taking the vision of creating a better world for others and making it tangible” - Auma Obama
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