First assignment of group n° 015

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Resources used by the team

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ACCESSED RESOURCES
Claudia Pfaffenlehner
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Book : Tessema, Fissema; Taipale, Kaarin; Bethge, Jan (2009), Sustainable Buildings and Construction in Africa, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BDU), http://www.scp-centre.org/fileadmin/content/files/6_Resources/1_Publications_pdfs/28_Tessema_Taipale_Bethge__2009__Sustainable_Building_and_Construction_in_Africa_en.pdf
Documents:

  • Article 1 : Singh, Ramendra; Gupta, Vaibhav; Mondal, Akash (2012), Jugaad—From ‘Making Do’ and ‘Quick Fix’ to an Innovative, Sustainable and Low-Cost Survival Strategy at the Bottom of the Pyramid, International Journal of Rural Management 8(1&2) 87–105
  • Article 2 : KOUTONIN, Mawuna Remarque (20th Fefruary 2013), Close the Incubators and Accelerators, Open FabLabs and MakerSpaces instead, http://www.siliconafrica.com/close-the-incubators-and-accelerators-open-fablabs-and-makerspace-instead/
  • Article 3 : La Voute Nubienne Project - Sustainable housing for rural families in Africa, https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-build-sustainable-africa-houses/
  • Article 4 : Turner, Scott J;Soar, Rupert C (2008), Beyond Biomimicry: What Termites Can Tell Us about Realizing the Living Building, The 1st International Conference On Industrialised, Integrated, Intelligent Construction, 215-231
  • Article 5 : Raut, S.P.; Ralegaonkar, R.V.; Mandavgane, S.A. (2011), Development of sustainable construction material using industrial and agricultural solid waste: A review of waste-create bricks, Construction and Building Materials 25, Elsevier Ltd
  • Article 6 : Li, Helen; Shen, Qiping (2002) Supporting the decision-making process for sustainable housing, Construction Management and Economics, 20:5, 387-390, DOI: 10.1080/01446190210146812
  • Article 7 : UNEP, Africa Environment Outlook, http://www.unep.org/dewa/Africa/publications/AEO-1/218.htm
TONG Yuxin
Videos:
  • Video 1 : Sustainable Building Materials Segment 1,2,3
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RocreN7_sqs 
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqhpFVFdEM0 
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w6Zk1pDCio 


Book : Stegmaier, Jamey (2015), A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide, Berrett-Koehler Publiers, ISBN: 978-1-62656-408-4, http://www.scholarvox.com/catalog/book/docid/88828737/searchstring/campaign
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Joelle-Désirée Koulibaly
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Book : BOUCHAIN P. Construire autrement, comment faire. Arles : les éditions Actes Sud, 2006
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JIEMDJIM TAGNY Axelle Maelle
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Book : Afritecture: Building Social Change ,Andres Lepik,2014, Hatje Cantz
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BETTAIEB Zeineb
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Book : Didier MAZIER - 9 Octobre 2013 - Vidéo marketing - Créez des vidéos efficaces pour votre communication web - Eni Editions
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Liu Yifei
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Book : Jan Bredenoord , Paul Van Lindert , Peer Smets 5 juin 2014 publisher:routledge Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South: Seeking Sustainable Solutions https://books.google.fr/books?id=AbPAAwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Affordable+Housing+in+the+Urban+Global+South:+Seeking+Sustainable+Solutions&hl=zh-CN&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Affordable%20Housing%20in%20the%20Urban%20Global%20South%3A%20Seeking%20Sustainable%20Solutions&f=false
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RADA Cynthia
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Book : Marianne Kugler, 2004, “Des campagnes de communication réussies: 43 études de cas primés”, Presse de l’université du Québec
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First description of our project

First description of our project's idea
Title of your project
Affordable and Sustainable Housing for Western Africa

1. What Problem do you want to solve ?
In Western Africa, many people, especially those at the bottom of the pyramid cannot afford proper housing and need to live in slums. They’re living in poor hygiene conditions and have no appropriate shelter from weather conditions. In these surroundings, diseases can spread rapidly and especially babies suffer from overexposure to heat as shacks are not isolated. Furthermore, the environment is suffering heavily due to unregulated building activities and lack of waste management.


2. Why does this problem exist?
According to UNCHS (2001), rapid urban growth in Western Africa paired with lack of financial resources, poor control of land use and lack of urban planning and investment in environmental management led to the development of urban slums. Africa is experiencing a 4 percent rate of urbanization each year, which is already overstretching the capacities of the concerned countries to provide shelters, adequate housing, clean water etc. The rate of urbanization in Africa increased from 15 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2010 . In 2050 it is expected to reach 60 percent ( UN Habitat 2010). Reportedly, 42 percent of Monrovia’s (capital of Liberia) population is living in slums taking up around 12 percent of the city territory. People coming into the urban centres working for the minimum wage lack the financial resources to afford housing in the cities and therefore are left with no other choice than to live in the slums in poor living conditions.


3. What breakthrough are you commited to creating?
Through our challenge, we aim at making sustainable and low-cost housing accessible to Africa’s poverty-stricken population and thereby significantly improve their standard of living. Proper accommodation can help to prevent diseases and increase overall health of people, improve access to water and contribute to solve the problem of unplanned city development. Furthermore, sustainable houses can help to tackle the environmental problems such as waste of resources due to inefficient heating, cooling and building practices. The challenge asks for the creation of a cheap and sustainable house using sustainable raw materials that people find in abundance in the region. We encourage the creation of insulated houses that protect people from weather conditions. The house needs to be affordable for people with low income and easy to build by themselves.This will make people independent from expensive, imported building materials and will foster local production of materials, creating jobs locally. The contestants to solve the challenge are encouraged to use technology inspired by nature to make this house sustainable and adapted to the local climatic and social conditions.


Potential experts already identified
Please mention the potential experts (name, affiliation, likelihood to convince him/her to join the final panel)

  • Leopold Hörndler, Austrian architect with experience in building in Africa,

committed to be an expert for us

  • Nina Maritz, architect of the Habitat Research and Development Center in Namibia,
  willingness to be an expert for us unknown
  • Joseph F. Kennedy, principal designer for the Tlholego Development Project, an ecological teacher-training center for basic needs in South Africa, where he helped build several prototype structures based on ecological design principles

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • Paul Cohen, Cohen is currently director of Village Development, an international design and development services consultancy that specialize in ecological village settlement and sustainable business development. He is certified in ecosystems design by the International Permaculture Institute and is a member of thePermaculture Academy of Australia http://www.nextaid.org/consultants.htm#paulcohen

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • Roland Gneiger, Austrian Design University Linz, Architecture in Developing Countries, Roland.GNAIGER@ufg.ac.at

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • Green Buildings Africa, www.buildingafrica.co.za,

willingness to be an expert unknown

  • World green building council, Bruce Kerswill, www.worldgbc.org,

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • Kenya green building society, Kenya, www.kenyagreenbuildingsociety.co.ke,

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • Mc Gregor Alternative Technology Centre, South Africa, www.mat.org.za,

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • ADEME, France, sophia antipolis 500 route des lucioles, www.ademe.fr,

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • PACTOM, building company, Ivory Coast, www.pactom.com

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

  • Cabinet de conseil d’architecture et de développement, Nice, www.caue06.fr,

willingness to be an expert for us unknown

committed to be an expert for us

Potential participants for the challenge:

  • Basehabitat, Austrian Architecture University doing projects in sustainable architecture, http://www.basehabitat.org/base
  • Uganda Martyrs University - Faculty of the Built Environment, University for sustainable development promoting sustainable construction and building practices, http://fiuc.org/umu


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