International Symposiums on Sustainable Construction
March 5, 2015

The Roundtable brought together experts from different fields to devise a clear agenda for retooling and reorienting construction towards a more sustainable future.

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March 5, 2015

Read abstracts of papers by material scientists, engineers, architects, sociologists, historians, policy makers, and industry leaders on generating and channeling new knowledge to rematerialize construction. 

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November 4, 2014

This 15-minute film by Urban-Think Tank was created in the context of the Holcim Forum and features keynote speakers and experts examining sustainability in the slums of a mega-city.

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October 12, 2014

The dense city packs as many people as possible into the smallest area; but compact cities are more complex.

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March 4, 2014

How can the standard of living in such settlements be improved without destroying the strengths and identity of the community?

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February 20, 2014

Sustainability is based not only on the pillar of ecology but also on economic and social pillars.

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January 6, 2014

Indian architect Brinda Somaya showed how her projects relate directly to their context, use traditional construction materials and methods – all based on local needs and possibilities.

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December 11, 2013

In a publication inspired by the 4th Holcim Forum, 30 specialists challenge the question of (higher) costs related to sustainability of the built environment.

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