Building Without Borders: Sustainable Construction for the Global Village

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Joe Kennedy
New Society Publishers, Mar 1, 2009 - Architecture - 288 pages
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Building Without Borders describes pioneering efforts to create sustainable shelter for billions currently under-housed. It surveys projects around the world that are housing the homeless without destroying natural habitats to do so, by drawing upon local traditions such as bamboo, straw bale and earthen construction.

Highly illustrated and popular in style, it includes case studies, technical information, and the latest thinking on truly sustainable construction, and advocates education and training as the means to empower local peoples to create houses for themselves.

Joseph F. Kennedy cofounded Builders Without Borders, an international consortium of natural builders and architects serving homeless and under-housed populations. He teaches ecological design and natural building at New College of California, and co-edited The Art of Natural Building.

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An East Coast native, Joe Kennedy received a B.S. degree in finance and an MBA in marketing from the Pennsylvania State University. A California resident since 1981, Joe has worked with dozens of small businesses all over the U.S. as an officer, director, vendor, client, and advisor, including several of his own.

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