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Design for the Other 90%

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Design for the Other 90%

Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum - Design for the Other 90%



Exchange

Increasingly, local and regional authorities cannot keep up with the unprecedented growth of informal settlements or slums. This section of the exhibition showcases innovative solutions that have emerged as the informal and formal cities exchange design knowledge to meet this demand. Among the projects on view are community-generated solutions by Shack/Slum Dwellers International that build the capacity of poor urban communities by addressing secure land tenure, housing, basic amenities and livelihood through community-to-community exchanges throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America; the Urbanism Manual for Precarious Settlements, designed and produced for use in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which provides a free "how-to" urban design manual for newly arriving settlers; and the Incremental Housing project in Iquique, Chile, and Monterrey, Mexico, which produces ha…

Social entrepreneur designing innovative solutions

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Social entrepreneur designing innovative solutions

By creating employment we provide the poor income that will enable them to take care of their Physiological Needs (Maslow) - Food and Shelter - Fighting poverty Innovative entrepreneur designing innovative solutions creating Social entrepreneurs at the BoP


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Social entrepreneurs

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Social entrepreneurs - moladi

We believe that we have a product and company that can help fight poverty and bring stability to post-conflict reconstruction countries and assist with community driven development.

moladi is a award winning product invented in 1986, to address the reduction of cost in construction, reduce the dependence on skills and improve quality and durability. New technological innovative product is a constitutive part of social entrepreneurship. We simply “Train unemployed to build for the homeless”.

By creating employment we provide the poor income that will enable them to take care of their Physiological Needs (Maslow) - Food and Shelter- Fighting poverty A Case Study on moladi prepared for the UNDP by the Growing Inclusive Markets cab be downloaded - Click here

The GIM Initiative is a UNDP-led global multi-stakeholder research and advocacy initiative that seeks to understand, enable and inspire the development of more i…

Create Employment

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Create Employment

Create Employment - Maslow’s Sex Food and SHELTER
  Maslow’s hierarchy of needs “Sex Food and SHELTER” – focusing on the fundamental SHELTER, moladi is focused to change the way homes are built for the BoP. By addressing the six key challenges embodied in the affordable housing shortages that face developing countries; the lack of resources, insufficient funds, the shortage of skills, time constraints, work flow control and waste, we strive to overcome the barrier between industry and the fundamental human need for a valued home.

moladi approaches building construction as a ‘Production Line’, similar to that of the automotive industry. One of the important principles under a lean production paradigm is termed ‘lean assembly’. This refers to simplifying the process of assembly through industrialization, modularizations, standardization, and continuous flow processes. The reduction of operations required for a production process means less chance of the occ…

Maslow’s Sex Food and SHELTER

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Maslow’s Sex Food and SHELTER

Maslow’s Sex Food and SHELTER

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs “Sex Food and SHELTER” – focusing on the fundamental SHELTER, moladi is focused to change the way homes are built for the BoP. By addressing the six key challenges embodied in the affordable housing shortages that face developing countries; the lack of resources, insufficient funds, the shortage of skills, time constraints, work flow control and waste, we strive to overcome the barrier between industry and the fundamental human need for a valued home. moladi approaches building construction as a ‘Production Line’, similar to that of the automotive industry. One of the important principles under a lean production paradigm is termed ‘lean assembly’. This refers to simplifying the process of assembly through industrialization, modularizations, standardization, and continuous flow processes. The reduction of operations required for a production process means less chance of the occurrence of errors, was…

TVS finance low cost housing segment

TVS to enter in Low cost housing segment

TVS finance low cost housing segment

One of India’s leading players in the auto and finance segment, the TVS Group, is now planning to foray into low cost housing segment. The TVS Motor Company will invest through its TVS housing, its 100 per cent subsidiary.


According to a Company source, “The vision is to build 20,000 affordable dwellings and achieve a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore in the fifth full year of operation.”
As per the initial plan, housing schemes comprising of flats with size ranging between 385-500 sq.feet will be developed. The rates of these flats will be in the range of Rs. 7-10 lakh.
A major part of the Indian population comprises of the middle class segment. With rising population, the demand for low cost housing is anticipated to witness a double digit growth. This fact has attracted a number of investors towards this market including Jerry Rao (founder Mphasis), Ramesh Ramanathan (ex-Citibank) and the Tata Group to invest in this…

moladi - Train the unemployed to build for the homeless

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COMMON Ideas moladi - Train the unemployed to build for the homeless Home:

"moladi – Train the unemployed to build for the homeless"



Maslow’s hierarchy of needs “Sex Food and SHELTER” – focusing on the fundamental SHELTER, moladi is focused to change the way homes are built for the BoP.



By addressing the six key challenges embodied in the affordable housing shortages that face developing countries; the lack of resources, insufficient funds, the shortage of skills, time constraints, work flow control and waste, we strive to overcome the barrier between industry and the fundamental human need for a valued home.


moladi approaches building construction as a ‘Production Line’, similar to that of the automotive industry. One of the important principles under a lean production paradigm is termed ‘lean assembly’. This refers to simplifying the process of assembly through industrialization, modularizations, standardization, and continuous flow processes. The reduction of operations requ…

Train the unemployed to build for the homeless

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Train the unemployed to build for the homeless:

"Train the unemployed to build for the homeless - moladi"

moladi Video



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Rural Development

Rural Development - SA needs a major service

Rural Development - or lack of it

Civil engineers issue worrying report on the state of the country's infrastructure Apr 5, 2011 10:02 PM By Sipho Masondo The majority of South Africans, who live in rural areas, have been forgotten when it comes to basic infrastructure.

This is according to the South African Association of Civil Engineering, which found that while infrastructure provision to urban areas improved dramatically in the past five years, thanks to the soccer World Cup, service infrastructure in rural areas had deteriorated drastically. The association released its second report card on infrastructure yesterday. The first was in 2006. Infrastructure received a grading of C, up from a D in 2006. This year's report says: "The quality and reliability of basic infrastructure serving the majority of our citizens is poor and, in many places, getting worse. Urgent attention is required to stabilise and improve these." …

Innovative building system

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Innovative Housing Solutions innovative building construction system


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Bahrain Construction social-housing

$500m social-housing programme launched in Bahrain ConstructionWeekOnline.com

Bahrain Construction social-housing - Backlog

Diyar Al Muharraq, one of Bahrain's biggest mixed-use residential urban developments, is launching what it terms a ‘crafted affordable housing programme’ to address the Kingdom’s growing need for social housing. "The private sector has responded positively to the government of Bahrain's call for more low-cost housing,” said Kuwait Finance House (KFH)-Bahrain MD and CEO Abdulhakeem Alkhayyat. “Bahrain faces a shortage of affordable housing for the lower- and middle-income segments of the market, a situation that is not expected to show rapid improvement in the foreseeable future. “It is crucial that the public and private sector combine their efforts to accelerate the delivery of housing for these segments in the short to medium term,” said Alkhayyat.

Keywords - Bahrain, Construction, social-housing, backlog, formwork construction, moladi, cast stru…

Building System

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Building System

Building Construction Systems - moladi


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Building Systems | Construction System

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Building System Construction System


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Keywords - Construction system, construction systems, building system, building systems, New Classroom Building system, Build Construction system, New Buildings, Residential, House building system, new building systems, alternative building system, moladi building system