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The architectural community has had a strong and continuing interest in traditional and vernacular architecture. This has been rekindled by the need to develop an architecture that works with climate, rather than against it, to create more sustainable buildings. Most earlier research and existing publications on traditional or vernacular architecture have followed an anthropological or archaeological approach, whereas books on climatic design and sustainable architecture tend to refer to contemporary principles and built precedents without direct reference to past experience. Lessons from Traditional Architecturetakes lessons directly from traditional and vernacular architecture and offers them to the reader as guidance and inspiration for new buildings. The appropriate technical and social solutions provided by vernacular and traditional architecture are analyzed in detail. Case studies from regions as diverse as the Mediterranean, Middle East, Far East, South East Asia and the Americas focus on environmental design aspects of traditional architecture in a broad range of climatic conditions and building types.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
Employment Generation and Participatory Area Development
Sustainable Management of Environmental Resource for Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Chambok Community-Based Ecotourism (CBET) Project in Cambodia
Promoting Social Mobilisation and Appropriate Housing Technologies for Disaster Mitigation and Poverty Reduction in Orissa
Upgrading of Housing as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction: the Case of Old Lahasa, Tibet China
Local Economic Development
Poverty Reduction through Local Economic Development: "Pathway out of Poverty" in Indonesia
Poverty Reduction through Rural Urban Linkages: The Case of Rural Urban Partnership Programme (RUPP) in Nepal
OTOP: An Implication under the line of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 1 for Poverty Reduction in Thailand
Agriculture and Rural Development for Poverty Reduction
Dairy Projects in Afghanistan
ICT for Poverty Reduction: Bringing ICTs to Rural and Disadvantaged Communities in Western China
How joint action can increase production while contributing to Poverty Reduction: a Case study of the Frutika Fruit and Juice Cluster, Paraguay
Poverty Reduction and MDG Localization: a case study of Ha Tinh Rural Development Project (HRDP) in Vietnam
Good Practices for Poverty Reduction in Coconut Growing Communities in the Philippines
Localization of MDGs & Monitoring
Community Driven Development (CDD) to Improve Livelihoods: "Gemidiriya" Project in Sri Lanka
Some Recent Experience in Community Voice Card: An Innovative Tool towards Assessing Service
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