Chapter 16

Sustainable Architecture in Africa

Manuel Correia Guedes,    Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av Rovisco Pais, Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract

This chapter results from research developed during the EU SURE-Africa Co-opener project. The project aimed at strengthening knowledge and its application in practice, contributing to a sustainable development through the vital area of energy efficiency in buildings and cities, and, ultimately, to reduce poverty. Academic and professional expertise from three EU Universities – namely the Higher Technical Institute (IST, Coordinator, Portugal), the University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of Lund (Sweden) – was used to set up a data-base of information, ...

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