Through education, research and demonstration building programs, we are now working in five areas where we see human rights intersecting with the built environment


Cultural Rights

Working with vulnerable communities to protect and promote their own history and their right to the city.

Rights of Access

Working with communities to overcome exclusion in access to buildings, to resources, to transportation, and to the city.

Forced Evictions

Advocacy and design alternatives for the victims of development-induced displacement.

Environmental Rights

Advocacy and design alternatives which protect traditional and legal land rights in the face of disaster and development.
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Workers' Rights

Providing a safe haven away from the construction site for children of migrant construction workers and improving access to education and health care.