Climate Change, Urbanization Put the Squeeze On Housing

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Dutch architect Koen Olthuis’ floating apartment complex.

Climate Change, Urbanization Put the Squeeze On Housing

Climate change and urbanization are challenging cities in much of the world to find room for responsible housing for residents.

Rising sea levels repeatedly flood rapidly-growing slum areas, but residents have few options for homes further from coastlines. Floating cities, Dutch architect Koen Olthuis said in his recent TED Talk, could help cities and residents adapt to climate change and urbanization while they alleviate a host of urban ills.

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Wikihouse Concept Could Provide Housing Solutions for All

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Wikihouses could provide affordable, sustainable housing to people in cities around the world.

Wikihouse Concept Could Provide Housing Solutions for All

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“Wikihouse is one answer to a very big question,” said Alastair Parvin during his 2013 TED Talk.

The question was centred around how best to house the world’s growing and urbanising population.

According to Parvin, one of the founders of the Wikihouse project, the world’s fastest growing cities are not skyscraper cities, they’re self-built cities such as Rio’s favelas.

The Wikihouse project is an open source, collaborative venture that aims to help people to build their own homes. Making use of open source software and designs, Wikihouses are designed to be built by people anywhere who don’t possess high-level building skills.

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