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Shipping Container Series

Shipping Container Series

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Monte Paulsen Investigates 
Green Homes, Out of the Box
(A Tyee Solutions Series, Originally Published on The Tyee) 
 
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-prot 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
Quick-Homes
, which attracted nearly 100 participants, including City councilors,funders, architects, planners, non-prot housing managers, designers, and students. You canlearn more about
Quick Homes
here:
http://thetyee.ca/Tyeenews/2010/04/14/Superchallenge/ 
You can also view a video of the event here:
http://vimeo.com/11247497.
This series was originally published on
The Tyee
, and is available at
http://thetyee.ca.
If youwould like to republish it in whole or in part, please contact the Executive Director of TyeeSolutions Society, Michelle Hoar, at mhoar@thetyee.ca.
http://thetyee.ca
 
Green Homes, Out of the Box
Green and Affordable Homes, Out of the Box...........1Is this Canada’s Most Affordable Green Home?........5Homeless Housing for Less.......................................9After the Fact: The City of Vancouver passes a motionon modular housing, July 2010............................
.....15Monte Paulsen researched and wrote this series for the TyeeSolutions Society. It was published on
The Tyee 
in April 2010The entire series is available athttp://thetyee.ca/News/2010/04/11/OutOfTheBox/ 

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