Shipping containers revolutionized the global economy, making trade possible on a scalenever before seen. Now, these big steel boxes hold the potential to revolutionize urban livingand design.In this series, reporter Monte Paulsen details how these containers are being refashioned intoaffordable, green buildings in Europe and Asia and examines how they could be used to solveNorth America's housing problems as well.This series is the rst part of the larger
Green From The Ground Up
series, a project of thenon-prot Tyee Solutions Society made possible through the support of the Vancity/Real Es-tate Foundation Green Building Grant Program. Support for this project does not necessarilyimply endorsement of the ndings or contents of these reports.As he compiled research for the series, Monte met Linus Lam, the Executive Director of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver. The two decided to work together on a two-day eventcalled
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