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Planners, Architects Help WIth Tsunami Reconstruction

Architects, planners, and environmentalists assista a community to recover from the devastating impact of the Asian tsunami.

"Architecture for Humanity has sent a team of planners, architects, biologists and environmentalists to Kirinda, southeast Sri Lanka, in the hope of helping villagers to rebuild their community in a safe and sustainable way...It is often local economics rather than local planning that dictates how towns grow in the developing world...

[One measure is to] ensure that key infrastructure elements such as hospitals and police stations are located in protected spots..."

Thanks to Heather Fenyk

Full Story: Tsunami towns urged to plan reconstruction

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