Charles Newman

International development professional with over 10 years of experience working in architectural design, development, and construction management. Founder of Unfrastructure Design LLC, providing consultancy services to non-profits and communities in need.

Charles Newman

E4C Now Offers a Database of Field Manuals for Design and Construction

November 6, 2019

Swapping hard drives is a common exchange between humanitarian professionals working in remote regions. “Do you have any movies?...

Charles Newman

EcoSanitation: Trading “Flush and Forget” for “Cycle and Sow”

August 11, 2019

“Flush and forget” or “drop and store” are some of the most common strategies for human waste “treatment” around...

Charles Newman

Building Materials and Methods: E4C’s Essential Online Resources for Professionals

August 12, 2016

When global development professionals need to make a decision about which technologies to use in their work, we’d like...

Charles Newman

Earthship Biotecture’s Six Best Practices for Sustainable Architecture

December 17, 2015

Architects as far back as Vitruvius in the first century BC have tried to condense the best practices of...

Charles Newman

Architecture, Tools & People

November 27, 2013

The architect Charles Newman has spent the last several years wandering Central and East Africa building and renovating schools,...

Charles Newman

How to build a wood burning institutional stove

September 8, 2011

The clean-burning stove is an old warhorse of design for developing countries, and for good reason. The right stove...

Charles Newman

How to write a proposal for development work in your community

August 24, 2011

Over the past four years during my work in the developing world, I have received numerous proposals from communities...

Charles Newman

Building a kitchen in Kenya: $0.00

July 8, 2011

By Charles Newman, LEED AP Guest to E4C (Scroll down to see the photo essay below) USALAMA, KENYA –...

Charles Newman

Assessing Buildings in Haiti: Notes on a Volunteer’s Experience

April 4, 2010

It was perfect timing: I received an email asking for architects and engineers to volunteer in Haiti,  the trip...

Charles Newman

Challenges for Dissemination of Sustainable Technologies in India

October 31, 2019

This report is available for full download to PDF. Executive Summary The sustainable development sector in India has been...


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