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Champion of housing for the poor wins the Pritzker prize; China demonstrates how to used retired car batteries, and set to create a 
giant panda park 

Balkrishna Doshi, the internationally renowned champion of housing for India's poor, was awarded the Pritzker prize last week. He said that architects and urban planners

involved in low-income housing projects – as well as architectural education – needed to move away from their focus on the designer as individual to being far more collaborative, compassionate and invested in the dignity of those they house. In other stories, China is demonstrating that retired car batteries can be used in energy storage before being recycled and it is also creating a park for giant pandas that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park to encourage breeding among existing wild populations.

Read more in today's Solutions Digest:

• VIDEO: Trailer for "Employable Me" which starts on ABCTV and iView on April 3. The documentary series follows people with Neuro diverse conditions such as Autism, OCD and Tourette Syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. View here

• How Veolia has opened a 'world-first' closed-loop glass recycling facility which will convert household glass into insulation solutions. Read more here 

• How the Philippines Human Rights Commission is investigating the Carbon Majors petition to establish whether multinational corporations can be held responsible for human rights violations associated with climate change. Read more here

• How China is creating a park for giant pandas that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park to encourage breeding among existing wild populations. Read more here

• How China is demonstrating that retired car batteries can be used in energy storage before being recycled. Read more here

• How Balkrishna Doshi, the internationally renowned champion of housing for India's poor, was awarded the Pritzker prize last week. He said that architects and urban planners involved in low-income housing projects – as well as architectural education – needed to move away from their focus on the designer as individual to being far more collaborative, compassionate and invested in the dignity of those they house. Read more here

• How The Big Fix and Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute are now taking enrolments for a Permaculture Teacher Training Course with Rowe Morrow and Lis Bastian, to be held in the Blue Mountains from the 15-21st June, 2018. Read more here

 

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