Humanitarian Architecture – 15 Stories of Architects Working After Disaster by Esther Charlesworth

“A new book by Melbourne-based RMIT University Associate Professor Esther Charlesworth, titled Humanitarian Architecture, explores how architecture can rebuild communities devastated by disasters through 15 case studies.

Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal with rebuilding the aftermath of these floods, fires, earthquake, typhoons and tsunamis is chronically short.

This book documents and analyses the expanding role for architects in designing projects for communities after the event of a natural disaster. The fifteen case studies featured in the body of the book illustrate how architects can use spatial sensibility and integrated problem-solving skills to help alleviate both human and natural disasters.”

Click here to learn more and order a copy of Humanitarian Architecture – 15 Stories of Architects Working After Disaster, online at Routledge.com.

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