Photo: Paul Pholeros' TED Talk: Better Housing Can Improve Health, Reduce Poverty
He may be an Australian- born and -based architect, but Paul Pholeros’ ideas can help reduce poverty in both his homeland and the world.
Pholeros found that by improving housing conditions for the poor, you can improve their health. By improving health, you begin to reduce poverty.
In 1985, Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to “stop people getting sick” in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty—through practical design fixes—in Australia and beyond.
Check out his recent TEDTalk for TEDxSydney: How to Reduce Poverty? Fix Homes, and see how small changes can back a major difference. He may have started in Australia, but the designs created by Healthabitat work to improve