Core to Architecture For Humanity’s work is a commitment to inclusive design that spurs lasting change. At the project level, this is focused on poverty alleviation (access to water, sanitation and power), disaster mitigation and reconstruction, post-conflict community building, reducing environmental footprints, and creating spaces to meet the needs of at-risk populations. Alongside specific projects, Architecture For Humanity also pursues outreach efforts aimed at catalysing innovation in the field of ‘humanitarian design’. Most notably, the organization has developed the ‘Open Architecture Network’ – the first web-based initiative to offer open source access to architectural plans and drawings as a means to foster knowledge sharing across the sector.
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