Past editions Among the basic needs of humanity - food, clothing and shelter - our work embraces shelter. EcoSouth addresses the great housing deficit in southern countries. http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004 2018-07-15T14:01:24+00:00 EcoSur: Concrete Roof Tiles, puzolanic cement, earth houses, ecomaterials paulcoyote@gmail.com Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Loja – The Ecological City 2004-11-05T19:35:53+00:00 2004-11-05T19:35:53+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004/112-loja-the-ecological-city Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <DIV align=right>Taken from Loja's Local Government: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR><A href="http://www.municipiodeloja.gov.ec/">www.municipiodeloja.gov.ec</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </DIV> <P><IMG class=graficos height=144 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/loja_01.jpg" width=220 align=right>It has been about a decade since Loja´s mayor, Jose Bolivar Castillo, initiated changes in the city. The streets in the center are in good condition, the rivers Malacatos y Zamora that pass through the city are clean, and the central park has become a complex for diversion and learning. This is reflects the success of traffic control, garbage collection and care of the environment.<BR>The mayor is convinced that all this has been achieved because the “lojanos” have been involved in the diagnosis, planning, execution and evaluation of the projects.</P> <DIV align=right>Taken from Loja's Local Government: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR><A href="http://www.municipiodeloja.gov.ec/">www.municipiodeloja.gov.ec</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </DIV> <P><IMG class=graficos height=144 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/loja_01.jpg" width=220 align=right>It has been about a decade since Loja´s mayor, Jose Bolivar Castillo, initiated changes in the city. The streets in the center are in good condition, the rivers Malacatos y Zamora that pass through the city are clean, and the central park has become a complex for diversion and learning. This is reflects the success of traffic control, garbage collection and care of the environment.<BR>The mayor is convinced that all this has been achieved because the “lojanos” have been involved in the diagnosis, planning, execution and evaluation of the projects.</P> Urban Renewal Conference in India 2004-11-05T19:38:14+00:00 2004-11-05T19:38:14+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004/113-urban-renewal-conference-in-india Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com The Indian government entity “HUDCO”, with support of the United Nations, organized a conference in February, in order to gather ideas for new lines of action as it confronts the enormous problem of growing degradation of the constructed environment in Indian cities. The country has more than 1,000 million inhabitants, of which 30% live in cities. Five of the fifteen most populous cities on Earth are in India, and a total of its 27 metropolises have more than a million inhabitants. The Indian government entity “HUDCO”, with support of the United Nations, organized a conference in February, in order to gather ideas for new lines of action as it confronts the enormous problem of growing degradation of the constructed environment in Indian cities. The country has more than 1,000 million inhabitants, of which 30% live in cities. Five of the fifteen most populous cities on Earth are in India, and a total of its 27 metropolises have more than a million inhabitants. Zambian Copperbelt housing projects to use MCR 2004-11-05T19:40:48+00:00 2004-11-05T19:40:48+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004/114-zambian-copperbelt-housing-projects-to-use-mcr Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <DIV align=right>&nbsp;<FONT size=1>Peter Dunckley</FONT>&nbsp;&nbsp;</DIV> <P>Sister Aggie smiles proudly as she turns to display the first MCR tile produced by her Project. She has volunteered, along with 19 colleagues, to attend a two week training course in MCR Production facilitated by EcoSouth Training Consultant Peter Dunckley. </P> <DIV align=right>&nbsp;<FONT size=1>Peter Dunckley</FONT>&nbsp;&nbsp;</DIV> <P>Sister Aggie smiles proudly as she turns to display the first MCR tile produced by her Project. She has volunteered, along with 19 colleagues, to attend a two week training course in MCR Production facilitated by EcoSouth Training Consultant Peter Dunckley. </P> Dania Betancourt in Estelí, Nicaragua 2004-11-05T19:44:01+00:00 2004-11-05T19:44:01+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004/115-dania-betancourt-in-estelnicaragua Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <P>After traveling more than 150 km of dusty road, Professor Dania Betancourt Cura, is ready to give classes to students in Esteli that are finishing their university studies with a course organized by the Popular University of Nicaragua.</P> <P>After traveling more than 150 km of dusty road, Professor Dania Betancourt Cura, is ready to give classes to students in Esteli that are finishing their university studies with a course organized by the Popular University of Nicaragua.</P> Biennial of Architecture in Quito 2004-11-05T19:46:17+00:00 2004-11-05T19:46:17+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004/116-biennial-of-architecture-in-quito Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <P name="1"><IMG class=graficos height=250 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/news_bienal.jpg" width=106 align=right>At the upcoming Biennial of Architecture to be held in November 2004, EcoSouth will present a week long seminar on ecomaterials not only at the major event in Quito, but also at three other provincial universities through the country. EcoSouth experts from Guatemala, Cuba, Switzerland, and Ecuador will share their knowledge about such themes as micro concrete roofing, adobe, alternative cement and the efficient firing of clay bricks.<BR><BR></P><BR> <DIV align=center><SPAN class=chica><BR></SPAN></DIV> <P name="1"><IMG class=graficos height=250 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/news_bienal.jpg" width=106 align=right>At the upcoming Biennial of Architecture to be held in November 2004, EcoSouth will present a week long seminar on ecomaterials not only at the major event in Quito, but also at three other provincial universities through the country. EcoSouth experts from Guatemala, Cuba, Switzerland, and Ecuador will share their knowledge about such themes as micro concrete roofing, adobe, alternative cement and the efficient firing of clay bricks.<BR><BR></P><BR> <DIV align=center><SPAN class=chica><BR></SPAN></DIV> Dare to Share 2004-11-05T19:47:59+00:00 2004-11-05T19:47:59+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004/117-dare-to-share1 Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <!--StartFragment -->At the Dare to Share Fair in Bern to be held at the end of March, the EcoSouth Network will present its experiences in knowledge sharing to a diverse public. The event is an initiative of Swiss Development Cooperation as it seeks to intensify sharing experience and ways of learning among its partner organizations in the South, East and North. Martin Melendez and Fernando Martirena will be there to cultivate personal contact and direct sharing with the visitors and participants.<BR> <DIV align=center><IMG class=graficos height=163 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/news_mozambique.jpg" width=350 border=0></DIV> <!--StartFragment -->At the Dare to Share Fair in Bern to be held at the end of March, the EcoSouth Network will present its experiences in knowledge sharing to a diverse public. The event is an initiative of Swiss Development Cooperation as it seeks to intensify sharing experience and ways of learning among its partner organizations in the South, East and North. Martin Melendez and Fernando Martirena will be there to cultivate personal contact and direct sharing with the visitors and participants.<BR> <DIV align=center><IMG class=graficos height=163 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/news_mozambique.jpg" width=350 border=0></DIV> New lock system for the tevi machine 2004-11-05T19:49:24+00:00 2004-11-05T19:49:24+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/39-edition-2-march-2004/118-new-lock-system-for-the-tevi-machine Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <!--StartFragment -->After a brainstorming, a new lock system for the <STRONG><EM>tevi</EM></STRONG> machine has been developed and now is being tested under strict controls in Ecuador.<BR>The new system saves about 3 seconds per tile, which means hundreds of tiles per year, as well as less effort by the worker.<BR> <DIV align=center><IMG height=263 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/news_lock.jpg" width=350></DIV> <!--StartFragment -->After a brainstorming, a new lock system for the <STRONG><EM>tevi</EM></STRONG> machine has been developed and now is being tested under strict controls in Ecuador.<BR>The new system saves about 3 seconds per tile, which means hundreds of tiles per year, as well as less effort by the worker.<BR> <DIV align=center><IMG height=263 src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/mar2004/news_lock.jpg" width=350></DIV>