Reusing and recycling about 85% of all waste that they collect, the Zabaleen have far surpassed the efficiencies of the best Western recycling schemes. The community sell their collects to local manufacturers who either reuse the materials or export them as recycled raw material, providing a regular income for more than 50,000 people living in the area.
The Courtyard house is a response to the traditional Cambodian dwelling. It is rooted in the tried and tested Cambodian vernacular, both spatially and in terms of its construction. Read the case study >
In a rural village of tanzania, a family house was made by a cooperation of students, local craftsmen and NGOs. How did the cooperation begin and what are the roles of the students and other stakeholders involved? Read the case study >
Why is Samsung Electronics involved in village development, what have they achieved, and how have they engaged the community to collaborate? In this interview, Samsung shares their experience and the knowledge gained through the case of Nanum Village Project.
The library of Muyinga is an inclusive school for deaf children in northeast Burundi, built by locally sourced materials and techniques, and made possible by a collaboration with the local communities, NGOs and the architects. Read the case study >
Ropi is a village of Ethiopia, where economy is mainly based on agriculture and cattle breeding. A cooperative has been active since 2006 in the earth construction and in 2011 initiated the village's first kindergarten. Read the case study >
Founded in 2006, Article 25 worked with local builders, craftspeople, and fellow UK charity to construct Bethel Secondary School, allowing up to 1100 children access to enhanced education and vocational training facilities. Read the case study >
How can we extend the design-planning service to serve the 100% of the world population? A new practice where designers, planners play a different role, and where the citizens or the communities act on urgent everyday problems, and the NGOs, local government or universities work as funders, partners and facilitators.
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