Aranya Housing Project, India

Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Those who opt to work for the poor need to rethink their roles; the numbers are overwhelming, the issues complex and the resources are very limited. One … Continue reading →

Top Architecture Prize Goes to Low-Cost Housing Pioneer From India

Balkrishna Doshi, the winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize for architecture doesn’t talk just about his buildings. This architect, urban planner and educator talks about how his buildings aim to foster a sense of community, how space can promote inner … Continue reading →

WorkAway Work Exchange

WorkAway is an international volunteer work exchange with over 20,000 hosts in 155 countries. Work/stay with families, NGOs, on farms, in communities. Here’s a sample of what you can expect. This video was made by a couple who volunteered on … Continue reading →

Distributed Farm/Community Network

The following ideas sprang from a long discussion with long-time blog contributor Ajarn Richard. Richard has traveled the world and is now planning a tour of US sustainable farms in his new van. Part of his plan is to do … Continue reading →