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    Final days in Tanzania

    We’re safely back home in the USA, but here’s a quick look back at our last days in Tanzania. After Norma and Andres came back from their vacation, we had a jam-packed final week before we had to leave for Dar es Salaam to get new passports. We finalized a few decisions about materials (concerning [...]

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    Circles and Columns!

    The past few days have seen us making changes to the plan of the Zion Home in response to Deb’s request to shrink some spaces and find ways to reduce the amount of bricks needed, working on the schematic design of the master plan of the site, and experimenting with conceptual designs for the Peace [...]

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    Ways2Clean (Blog1): A closer look at the problem

    Ways2Clean (Blog1): A closer look at the problem

    Ways2Clean is about redesigning the waste management in the city of Dinajpur in Bangladesh. It’s a relatively small city in the North-Western part of Bangladesh with a population of about 360,000 (52% Male and 48% Female). The initial idea was to clean up the city and devise a system of managing the waste produced in [...]

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    Working with Idaho Conservation League on Trails & Connectivity

    Danya worked with the Idaho Conservation League to initiate a collaborative trail, pathway, and open space connectivity effort in North Idaho.  Building on the work she did as a DUSP-PSC intern in summer 2013, she completed a comprehensive assessment that will help guide trail, pathway, and open space connectivity efforts in the region. She also advised ICL [...]

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    Constructing Toilets in Ghana

    John was awarded funding over IAP 2014 to continue building upon the work he completed over Summer 2013.  John traveled to rural Ghana to build toilets for Gbalahi Village, which currently has no sanitation facilities.  John worked with the villagers in a participatory fashion to design a small building of toilets that is appropriate to [...]

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    Powering Patagonia National Park

    Kevin spent IAP 2014 in the Patagonia National Park in the Patagonia region of South America. He worked with Conservacion Patagonica to develop a sustainable energy infrastructure plan for the national park. This included assessing the resources available onsite and the viability of different renewable energy technologies. The goal was to provide a plan for the use of such [...]

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