Local building cultures for sustainable & resilient habitats
CAIMI, Annalisa, MOLES, Olivier (coordinateur), CRÉTÉ, Eugénie (coordinateur), et al., 2017. Local building cultures for sustainable & resilient habitats: examples of local good practices and technical solutions. Villefontaine : CRAterre. 178 p. ISBN 979-10-96446-13-1.
This booklet has been prepared by CRAterre, IFRC and SC-CF and several of their partners. It is part of a set of tools now developed within the framework of a working group (leaded by CARE and CRAterre) withinthe Global Shelter Cluster to enhance the appreciation of local practices developed by communities to adapt their housing / settlements to their specific environment, including risk preparedness. It presents a series of worldwide examples of local techniques, know-how and knowledge that can be used in reducing housing vulnerability. Though, rather than being a catalogue, it has been conceived as an eye-opener for field operators. The idea is that, with these examples in mind, they will have a sharpened capacity to identify such local solutions during preliminary field inspections.