Life´s Greatest Lessons: Hal Urban
Sustainable Urban Development. Drawing Lessons for Lagos City:A Comparative Analysis of Freiburg (Germany), Ahmedabad (India) and Durban (South Africa) Toluwani Oluwafemi
Provisorisch gebaute Behausungen wie etwa Wellblechhütten sind in den Metropolen Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas allgegenwärtig. Oft kritisiert für die unhygienischen Lebensumstände, gelten diese ungeplant entstandenen Siedlungengleichwohl als vielschichtiges Element auf dem Weg zu einer resilienten Stadt. Solch urbane ´´Informalität´´ ist typisch für Schwellenländer, in denen heute ca. 68 % der Weltbevölkerung leben. Sie wird hier exemplarisch an Äthiopien und insbesondere Addis Abeba analysiert. Neben Ansätzen für den Wohnungsbau stellt das Buch auch ökonomische Strukturen vor: Mikrokreditwesen, ´´bottom-up´´-Versicherungssysteme oder Berufe wie der ´´Kuré-Yalew´´ (Müllsammler), der im Sinne des ´´Urban Mining´´ einen wertvollen Beitrag zur Wiederverwendung von Abfallstoffen leistet.
This story is a gem representing the delightful stories from the Indian subcontinent which capture the simple essence of everyday life in rural/urban India. The simple pleasures of life indicate a time gone by, before the advent of cellphones and Facebook, a time which almost stood still, a time where children could revel in the rain, make paper boats and race them down a drain, play marbles, and generally pass time. The once idyllic life almost seems too slow to bear, and hence is fascinating to watch unfurl as we listen to the story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hawkes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080336/bk_acx0_080336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes. Bee Time presents his reflections on three decades spent studying these remarkable creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world, from the boardroom to urban design to agricultural ecosystems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030862/bk_adbl_030862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once you hear this new book, you can´t go back to your old life. Texas businessman Mike Fechner had it all. Money. Investments. Prestige. Until he did the unthinkable. He sold his company and poured his life´s earnings into a ministry for the poor. With a strong faith in God at his core, this millionaire turned missionary envisioned a long future serving the urban Dallas poor and the people of poverty-stricken Africa. Then came the unimaginable. Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer. What Mike did and how he lived as his life ticked away provide lasting lessons that will prove more valuable to you than any investment, any estate, or any social standing could ever be. And it just might drastically change how you live your life from this day forward. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001552/bk_oasi_001552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you attract the favor of God - so you can change the world? From humble beginnings on a council estate in Manchester UK, The Message Trust has become one of the fastest growing youth mission organisations on the planet. Its combination of outreach to young people in schools, counter-cultural mission in tough urban areas, and pioneering prison and ex-offender ministry offers a radical template for effective 21st century mission. Already well established in the UK, The Message is quickly taking root in South Africa, Canada, and Europe. In this punchy and powerful audiobook, Andy Hawthorne (Founder and CEO), Carl Beech (Deputy CEO), and key members of the Message team share some of the crucial lessons learned over 25 years on the front line. It’s packed full of hard-won wisdom for people who want to change the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Hawthorne, Carl Beech, Sam Ward, Ian Rowbottom, Tim Tucker, Collette Dallas, Ben Jack, Meg Latham, Gary Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105723/bk_acx0_105723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.