Platform ‘Wars’

Chronicling the digital battlespace

Rebuilding After Chinese Earthquake: Beautiful Bamboo Homes

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  It has been a year since the May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China that killed more than 70,000 people. China’s strongest earthquake for more than half a century, with a magnitude of 8.0 (en.wikipedia.org), it devastated large parts of the province of Sichuan. More than […]

Rammed-Earth Houses: China Shows how to Improve and Respect Traditional Homes

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions (Havana, Cuba), November 2008 SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  The pace of change across the South has been blistering. Over the past decade, the overall population has moved from being primarily rural to majority urban. In the process, rural communities have suffered, as they have seen their young and ambitious leave in droves […]


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