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Architects for Safe Communities




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Current Rank: 54 (Community & Groups)
URL: www.archi-safecommunities.blogspot.com
Site Description: disaster resilient design, climate adaptive architecture
Date Joined: Aug 13, 2012

Tags: climate change, floating houses, floods, earthquake, typhoon


Latest Blog Posts

On Metro Manila Area Floods
on Aug 21, 2012 in Flood Resiliency ON MMA FLOODSA Layman’s View/ Summary Appreciation of What has Happened to the MMA Built Environment and Suggested Flood-related Policy for Its Future Transformation(Armando N. Alli using material processed from various sources, August 2012)A. ...



RA 6716 Rainwater Collection
on Aug 21, 2012 in Sustainability REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6716AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER WELLS, RAINWATER COLLECTORS, DEVELOPMENT OF SPRINGS AND REHABILITATION OF EXISTING WATER WELLS IN ALL BARANGAYS IN THE PHILIPPINESSECTION 1. Declaration of Policy. — It is hereb...



Boat from Plastic Bottles
on Aug 16, 2012 in Sustainability  Bottles Up is a cute, little plastic bottle boat crafted by the owner and employees of the Rain Tree Lodge - an eco backpacker’s hotel on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The boat is built out of plastic bottles (including Fiji water bottles!



Characteristics of a Disaster-resilient Community: A Guidance Note
on Aug 15, 2012 in Resilient Communities This guidance note is for government and civil society organisations working on disaster risk reduction (DRR)initiatives at community level, in partnership with vulnerable communities. It shows what a ‘disaster-resilient community’ might consist...



How to Build Disaster Resilient Communities
on Aug 15, 2012 in Resilient Communities Chris D. Poland, S.E.Healthy cities continuously grow by driving economic development while protecting cultural heritage. Success, in part, depends on a healthy built environment that is rooted in contemporary urban planning, sustainability and di...



RA 10121 Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010
on Aug 15, 2012 in Risk Reduction REPUBLIC ACT No. 10121AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PROVIDING FOR THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAG...



PD 296 Prohibition on River Easement Encroachment
on Aug 14, 2012 in Flood Resiliency MALACAÑANG M a n i l aPRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 296 September 18, 1973DIRECTING ALL PERSONS, NATURAL OR JURIDICAL, TO RENOUNCE POSSESSION AND MOVE OUT OF PORTIONS OF RIVERS, CREEKS, ESTEROS, DRAINAGE CHANNELS AND OTHER SIMILAR WATERWAYS ENCROACHED UPO...



Floating House
on Aug 12, 2012 in Floating Houses  Source:As of late I have turned into a NPR-a-holic! I just can’t get enough of their reports of politics and the environment. On my drive home last night I listened to a great concept that is coming out of Holland.Architects there are desig...



What is a disaster resilient community?
on Aug 12, 2012 in Resilient Communities At a seminar supported by the Thomas Jefferson Information Center, University of North Carolina’s Dr. Gavin Smith, executive director of the Center of Natural Hazards and Disasters, confirms, “The notion of trying to predict vulnerability is n...



Amphibious House
on Aug 12, 2012 in Floating Houses Our ‘Amphibious Houses’ are designed using prefabricated steel floatation system.  This floatation device sits in the trench under the house for two reasons.  One, the entire system can be hidden, so the house does not look too unusu...



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