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City Views
Dhaka, Bangladesh   Preparation for the next exhibition in the Design for the Other 90% program series brought me to numerous informal communities in mega-cities throughout Southeast Asia. As the world becomes more urban – over half the world now lives in cities – there is much to learn from locations that have been dealing...
Platform of Hope (Ashar Macha)_CITIES exhibition
2010. Editor: Quamrul Hasan. Courtesy of Quamrul Hasan. Dhaka is projected to become the second largest city in the world by 2015. The Platform of Hope stands in stark contrast to the constant threat of eviction faced by Korail residents, and reflects their desire and ability to improve their dense settlement.
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Out of Poverty
International Development Enterprises’ founder Paul Polak has just released his much anticipated book Out of Poverty, What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail. Based on his 25 years of experience he tells why traditional poverty eradication programs have fallen short and how his alternative approach works. Paul’s work and dedication to developing practical design solutions that...