Meir I A
Bibliographic info:
in: PLEA '99 "Sustaining the Future - Energy, Ecology, Architecture", proceedings of a conference held Brisbane, Australia, September 22-24, 1999, edited by Steven V Szokolay

Why is bioclimatic architecture not as popular as other environmentally conscious" concepts? What are the possible loopholes in current practices and how could these be taken care of? To answer such questions, this paper attempts to trace the synergetic effects of different activities within the context of Israel, and in particular that of the Israeli desert. It presents a review of academic work, professional courses and workshops, cooperation with ministries and development authorities, and planning and architectural design, trying to suggest the cause-and-effect links between different processes and events. These are used as an outline for a possible multiple layer model for information dissemination