May 2000, Issue No. 47
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Patterns of sustainability in desert architecture
Adobe: A timeless solution
Reinforcement of existing adobe houses
The November 2000 issue of the Arid Lands Newsletter, ALN No. 48, will focus on the theme of Linkages between Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity.
Loss of biodiversity around the globe is a growing concern; so is the loss of cultural diversity. How might these two concerns be linked? To what extent does preservation of the one type of diversity tend to enhance the other? Conversely, are there instances when promotion of the one tends to lead to decreases in the other? To what extent can projects grounded in a local community, such as ecotourism and permaculture, work to promote both of these types of diversity? For this issue, specific case studies are particularly welcome.
Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. are welcome. Please send your suggestions to Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.