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Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper

In this TED talk the architect Shigeru Ban talks about his experiments with ecologically-sound building materials such as cardboard tubes and paper. His remarkable structures are often intended as temporary housing, designed to help the dispossessed in disaster-struck nations such as Haiti, Rwanda or Japan. Yet equally often the buildings remain a beloved part of …

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Caitria and Morgan O’Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster

TED presents Catria and Morgan O’Neill who talks about stepping up in the face of disaster. After a natural disaster strikes, there’s only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. Who should be in charge? When a freak tornado hit their hometown, sisters Caitria and …

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