TedTalk: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief

A good friend posted this TedTalk on my Facebook wall, and I just had to share it on here. It’s Michael McDaniel discussing how Hurricane Katrina inspired him to come up with a better solution than an overcrowded arena for temporary housing.

I LOVE stories like this. About people who identify a problem and, convinced that there has to be a better way, work away until they come up with a solution. Affordable, comfortable, temporary housing is definitely one of the major problems facing emergency managers, and I love how adaptable the little units are.

Also, I suspect that this could also conveniently solve the problem of what to do with pets when people are evacuated, so….win-win-win.


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