Gimme Shelter: Housing in Developing Countries



Tuesday, July 14, 2009
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EDT

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More than half the world's population now lives in urban areas, and more than a billion people will need to be housed in this century. This session will discuss sustainable development practices and infrastructure decisions that need to be undertaken to meet the upcoming demand. Additionally, this session will discuss varying cultural needs, indigenous materials and construction methods, and the lack of mortgage systems in many parts of the world. Presented by Dhiru A. Thadani, Ayers Saint Gross