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Building Sustainable Communities - The Good Earth Story

We started our journey 30 years ago – a group of architects, engineers, crafts persons, inspired by architect Laurie Baker, who greatly influenced our way of thinking. His spontaneous and playful style was hands - on and involved all the stakeholders in a democratic way. His architecture imbibed sustainability long before it was fashionable to do so and has been a defining factor in our journey. This has been received very well by our clients and is evident in the vibrant and participative nature of our communities.

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Is Sustainable Tourism a New Idea?

The World Tourism and Travel Council estimates that the tourism sector will grow at a rate of 7% annually over the next decade, an estimate that may well be somewhat conservative. The sector can also generate significant demand for transportation, resource-heavy infrastructure and energy-intensive activities leading to undesirable ecological damage and climate-related impacts and disparity and inequity in the local population – making the rich richer and the poor poorer in most cases...

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Social Innovation and Job-Creation in India

The Indian economy today generates lesser employment than the number of job entrants in the market. It is estimated that over 30,000 young women and men enter the labour market each day in India, of whom less than half find employment in the current economic scenario1. If we continue to have such high rates of unemployment, it can lead to social problems of drug addiction and rising crime rates especially amongst the youth. Opportunity has become one of the most perplexing questions of our times. Job creation calls for innovation in social institutions.

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