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Authenticating Dungeons, Whitewashing Castles: The Former Sites of the Slave Trade on the Ghanaian Coast

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...For centuries, the castles and forts of coastal Ghana have been important sites of African-European contact and centers of cultural exchange. Built between 1482 and 1784 by rival European nations, these rare examples of late medieval...

Green building strategies for the Least Developed Regions

Peter Ozolins

Peter Ozolins, PhD established his architectural practice (www.peterozolinsarchitect.com) in 1998 after more than 20 years’ experience as an architect in Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. During a 9 year residence in Madagascar and Tanzania he designed education and health-related projects for a variety of non-governmental organizations. He has also done consulting work for USAID, UNESCO and NGO's in various African countries, Iraq and Nepal. His U.S.-based work includes university, commercial and residential projects as well as continued overseas work. Peter Ozolins earned his PhD from Virginia Tech in Environmental Design and Planning, is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED accredited professional with the US Green Building Council. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sustainability and Scarcity : A handbook for green design and construction in developing countries

Roudlege, 2015

Book chapter

... the Least Developed Regions APPROPRIATE GREEN BUILDING STRATEGIES In order to be sustainable, a building designed for and built in the LDR context must respond to the critical issues of sustainability that apply there. While many issues...

Case studies, part 1

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

Book chapter

... Case studies, part 1 Figure 7.1: Perhaps the greatest challenge for our urbanising world is the reduction of the ecological footprints of cities. Can their resource use become compatible with the regenerative capacity of the world...

West Africa, 400–1400

Kevin C. MacDonald

Kevin C. MacDonald is Professor of African Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, UK, and also chairs the UCL African Studies Programme. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirio Canós Donnay

Sirio Canós Donnay is a teaching fellow in African Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Outside the Nile Valley, West Africa has the longest history of urbanism and complex political development on the continent. Unfortunately, its architecture is unevenly documented, except for the Middle Niger basin and southern edge...

Africa, 1400–1800

Nnamdi Elleh

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Nnamdi Elleh is Head of the School of Architecture and Planning, and Professor of Architectural History, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Latessa

Amy Latessa is a doctoral candidate in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bisola Sosan

Bisola Sosan completed her undergraduate degree in English at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and then her Master of Science in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...The African continent spans Mediterranean climates, deserts, semi-deserts, savannah forests, evergreen forests, rainforests, mangrove forests and landscapes of different altitudes, with diverse cultural inhabitants. The study of early...

Africa, 1830–1914

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the mid-nineteenth century, much of Africa appeared mysterious and unknown to the rest of the world. Various colonial powers had settled around its coastal periphery, conspicuous by their alien constructions – forts, warehouses...