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Sustainable design applied to low income communities in developing countries : the example of Pintassilgo Community - Santo Andre, Brazil De Matos, Claudia Marreco Sardenberg


The overall goal of this thesis was to explore sustainable design principles and its applicability to low income communities situated in environmentally sensitive areas, focusing on the case of developing countries. Guidelines were established considering typical problems of those communities and than a case study was developed, applying the proposed guidelines to a real case situation at Pintassilgo Community, in Santo Andre, Brazil.

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