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Fundamental Aspects of Appropriate Technology : Proceedings of the International Workshop on Appropriate Technology, Delft University of Technology, Sept. 4-7, 1979 - International Workshop on Appropriate Technology

Fundamental Aspects of Appropriate Technology : Proceedings of the International Workshop on Appropriate Technology, Delft University of Technology, Sept. 4-7, 1979

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Between 4-7 September 1979, an international workshop on Appropriate Technology (AT) was organized in Delft, Netherlands, by the Center for Appropriate Technology of the Delft University of Technology. Representatives of 24 AT organisations from allover the world held discussions on the role of AT as a factor in development. There were two main objectives of the workshop - to enlarge the understanding of, and knowledge about the processes and conditions essential for the introduction of AT in regional deve- lopment programs. This was formally referred to as 'the implementation of the results of AT research'. -secondly, an evaluation of the theories and models which have been applied for the establishment of these regional development programs. This was formally referred to as 'an inventory of AT concepts.' The workshop discussions focussed essentially on three issue areas: technology and development, organisational framework, and education and research. A summary of the conclusions and recommendatjons made by the workshop can be found in Chapter One of this report of the proceedings. All participants were invited, prior to the workshop, to outline their ideas on the subjects listed above, in position papers. Condensed versions of these papers are presented in Chapter Three.

I. Conclusions and Recommendations.- Session 1: Topics in Appropriate Technology Projects.- The Gaviotas Program.- An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Succesful Continuity of a Solar Destillation Plant in the West Indies.- A New Approach Towards Rural Development: Appropriate Technology and the Earthquake of 1976 in Guatemala.- Dian Dessa.- Urban Agriculture as an Appropriate Technology.- Session 2: Organization of Appropriate Technology Activities.- Concepts and Models for the Development of Appropriate Technology for Rural Areas.- Appropriate Technology in Sri Lanka.- A University Perspective on Appropriate Technology.- A Company for Rural Development in India.- Educational, Scientific & Technological Institutions in Developing Countries.- Session 3: The Framework for Appropriate Technology. The Role of Appropriate Technology in (Rural) Development.- Appropriate Technology: Theory, Policy and Practice.- Technical Change, Employment and Distribution in L.D.C.'s.- Optimizing the Appropriateness of Technologies.- Some Tentative Thoughts on Development Assistance Projects for the Rural Poor.- Appropriate Technology in Rural Development.- Appropriate Technology "Fashion or Need".- III. List of Participants.

ISBN: 9789028606401
ISBN-10: 9028606408
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.37