Q&A: Design Turns Green, Part 211 May, 2006 By: Kenneth Wong
In anticipation of an upcoming PBS series, Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity, tells us sustainability is a matter of survival
Tsunami in South Asia, hurricane in the Gulf Coast, earthquake in Iran -- wherever a major disaster strikes, Cameron Sinclair will likely be on the next plane out to the devastated area. Through his charitable organization Architecture for Humanity, Sinclair brings self-sustaining schools, health clinics and portable shelters to Sri Lanka, Africa, New Orleans and beyond. He comes in contact with the harsh realities of the developing world every day, so he's no Utopian idealist.
Sinclair is one of the notable individuals featured in the Autodesk-sponsored PBS series "design: e2, the economies of being environmentally conscious," scheduled to air in June. (Check local PBS listings for dates and times.) He says he hopes his involvement gives the series a "reality check." In this interview with Cadalyst, he explains why sustainability is more than a fashionable practice. For some, it's a matter of survival. Read more >>p>
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