This recent HBF publication focuses on the role of cities in solving the climate crisis and presents models of sustainable architecture and urban planning.

Buildings use 40% of the primary energy supplied in the United States, and more than 70% of all generated electricity, primarily for heating, cooling, and lighting. About 20% of the energy used by buildings can potentially be saved by correcting faults, including malfunctions and unnecessary operation.

Development Alternatives (DA), a non- profit in New Delhi, recently organised a three-day Capacity Building Training on "Building for Future: Green and eco-friendly". Attended by students, architects and civil engineers from across India, the training programme aimed at creating awareness about sustainable building practices and green buildings.

As an award-winning architect and globally renowned crusader for green architecture, Karan Grover is a man  who needs no introduction. Rajesh Kulkarni caught up with him at a suburban Mumbai five star hotel for his unique take on the country's ongoing 'green revolution'.

An interview with Rajesh Kulkarni an award winning architect and globally renowned crusader for green architecture.

The biggest challenge facing humankind is to reconcile the impact of humans with the ability of our planet Earth to provide resources and absorb waste. This "crisis" presents a potentially pivotal opportunity for architects, who have a crucial role to play in addressing this challenge. Sustainable cities are the building blocks of a peaceful and sustainable world.

The aim of this paper is develop a new institutional architecture and governance structure for the Financial Mechanism (FM) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Dry soil is powdered, sieved and mixed with straw, lime and natural adhesives. It is then pounded into an even mixture manually or by having bullocks tread over the mixture. The damp soil mixture is compressed into blocks and put in between wood planks. The blocks are compacted manually or with machines. When the planks are removed, the wall section remains standing and is allowed to

The two-storey house Futane built is spread over 2,200 sq feet and cost just Rs 3 lakh, that is Rs 137 per sq foot. A similar sized single storey structure in brick and cement mortar would have cost him Rs 8.8 lakh or Rs 400 per sq foot, three times more costly.

Organic farmer in Vidarbha turns mud into durable houses He trained to be an engineer. He believes in Sarvodaya, the