We need to think innovatively about neighbourhoods
Published on August 3, 2013 | ArchSupply
"Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic and social aspects.
Dr. Avi Friedman is renowned housing expert, known internationally for his housing innovations. He is a Professor at the McGill School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada, where he co-founded the Affordable Homes Program in 1988. He is also an Honorary Professor in Lancaster University in the U.K.
Acclaimed by Wallpaper magazine as one of the top 10 people “most likely to change the way we live,” Dr. Friedman has authored 14 books and peer-reviewed articles on subjects ranging from prefabrication and construction technology to suburban planning and space management, for academic journals. We talk with him about his new book Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living that will be piblished in September 2013."