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Resource and Information Centres


Architecture & Development offers a program of support to reconstruction efforts in Tamil Nadu, in south of India. The objective of the program is to provide a technical and methodological support to improve quality of life and habitat.

It integrates various elements of the built environment: the access to the land, appropriate architecture, environmental and ecological considerations, the access to facilities and community services, economic development, social issues, financing of the building, the resistance toearthquake and other risks, the accessibility of the handicapped persons etc.

A place of accompaniment, advice, expertise, means and technical support for all those who will be involved in the reconstruction process to improve the quality of life and habitat.

The centre will make available resources, expertise and support on Habitat related issues to reinforce capacities on a grassroots level and cover two geographical regions. It includes collection, production and dissemination of documentation, pedagogic information, and public awareness campaigns – in a form that is accessible and relevant to the local people, and based on their actual needs.

The activities of the centre get organized around an hub responsible for collection and production of information, which is relayed at the local level by two organisations along wth a team of professionnals for advice and support.

Consultation for drafting the National Rural Habitat policy

Architecture & Development, in collaboration with basin-SA has committed to taking up the |+|

Fishing in Troubled Waters- Booklet Produced

A DocPost special on the livelihood issues of the traditional fishing communities has been |+|

"Net-working Together" film has been released

Reconstruction of Livelihoods after tsunami- "Net-working Together" (Inayand Seyal Peduttal) a |+|

RDC: An initiative to document and disseminate traditional building knowledge systems

The past is important: it tells us where we have come from; it shapes who we are and influences |+|

Training on Documentation and Information Exchange

A Training session was conducted for ISED documentalists on Documentation and Information |+|