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Economic Benefits of Stabilized Soil Block Technology in Sudan

Economic Benefits of Stabilized Soil Block Technology in Sudan

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Construction of housing and public infrastructure needs to be of greater quality than what was previously used. Past practices of large-scale use of firewood to make burned bricks for construction of housing have resulted in massive deforestation of the country. Such destruction has given rise to the realization that alternative building methods are needed.
Construction of housing and public infrastructure needs to be of greater quality than what was previously used. Past practices of large-scale use of firewood to make burned bricks for construction of housing have resulted in massive deforestation of the country. Such destruction has given rise to the realization that alternative building methods are needed.

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Economic Benefits of
Stabilized Soil Block Technology 
in Sudan
 
Economic Benefits of
Stabilized Soil Block Technology 
in Sudan
 
Economic Benefits of Stabilized Soil Block Technology in Sudan
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Economic Benefits of Stabilized Soil Block Technology in Sudan
First published 2012 in Nairobi by UN-HabitatCopyright © United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2012All rights ReservedUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)P.O. Box 30030, GPO, Nairobi, 00100, KenyaTel: +254 (20) 762 3120 (Central Office)www.unhabitat.orgHS Number: HS/130/12EISBN Number (Volume): 978-92-1-132542-3
Disclaimer
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this guide do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the United Nations or United Nations Member States.
Acknowledgements
The preparation of this report was coordinated by Mathias Spaliviero.
Primary author:
 Lancelot Ayo Lake
Contributors:
 UN-Habitat Regional Office for Africa and Arab States (Mathias Spaliviero and Dragan Tatic). Sudan Team (Wael Alashhab, Abdel Rahman Mustafa and Mutaz Mustafa Nugud). UN-Habitat Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch (Matthew French, Emma-Liisa Hannula and Christophe Lalande).
Editors:
 Emma-Liisa Hannula, Tom Osanjo, Olu Sarr and Graham Tipple
Design and layout:
 Peter Cheseret, Emma-Liisa HannulaFor further information regarding this publication please contact:Wael Alashhab at: wael.alashhab@unhabitat.org
Cover Photo:
Construction of houses in 2010 using stabilized soil block technology for vulnerable families of former internally displaced persons integrated at the Sakali Settlement, South Darfur State, Sudan. © UN-Habitat
Printing:
 UNON Publishing Services Section, Nairobi, ISO 14001:2004 - Certified.

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