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

Featured Design Manual: Handbook for Gender Inclusive Urban Planning and Design

March 20, 2020

Urban planning, the spatial and political process of developing land use and infrastructure in the built environment, has emerged...

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Charles Newman

Featured Design Manual | Towards Safer School Construction: A Community Based Approach

February 21, 2020

The field manual Towards Safer School Construction: A Community Based Approach has quickly begun to inform and affect standards...

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Charles Newman

Featured Design Manual: The Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA)

January 27, 2020

The most common response to large-scale disasters is a well planned effort to ‘build back better.’ Increasingly, however, the...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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