THE ROLE OF ARCHITECTURE IN DEVELOPMENT HAS LARGELY BEEN RESTORATIVE RATHER THAN PREVENTATIVE.

By 2030, a third of the poorest will live in 49 most hazard prone countries

Hurricane Sandy killed 43 people in USA. Cyclone Nargis killed 138,000 in Myanmar. The difference did not lie in the sizes of these storms.


78% of preventable deaths have been linked to poor housing

1 in 4 in developing countries contracts hospital acquired infections, because of surfaces, air quality and devices.


1 in every 10 children are out of school

59 million are excluded from education and classrooms.