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gate 1/96

The HABITAT II conference entitled «The Future of Cities" will be held in June 1996 in the Turkish city of Istanbul. gate wishes to use this occasion to call on partner organisations of GATE/ISAT to report on their experiences in implementing the " Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000" in their countries, and to formulate their expectations for the UN conference.

In our Focus on HABITAT II we intend to supplement articles by partners with various reports describing government and NGO positions end actions (for instance of GTZ, the Building Advisory Service and Information Network, BASIN, and the NGOs' HABITAT working group).
gate 2/96

These days we often hear of a revolution in the efficient use of energy. Optimum use of conventional and non-renewable fuels is necessary in part because of the need for major cuts in atmospheric CO2 emissions. In a gate Focus we wish to report on examples of the efficient use of various fuels. Among other things we will cover approaches for the rational use of energy in small industry, wood-saving stoves and solar energy.

GATE PUBLICATIONS

GATE/GTZ: Postbox 5180, D-65726 Eschborn. Publications with ISBN-Number may be ordered directly from: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn GmbH, P.O.Box 300944, D-51338 Leverkusen, Germany.

· Aprovecho Institute: Carbegetal - Uso y Produccin Pequescala.

GATE/Vieweg, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden 1985, 64 pp. DM 16.80, ISBN 352802017-2.

Este manual presenta una introducci varios aspectos de la produccie carbn pequescala, como la economde la producci uso del carbaparatos pare fabricar carboperacie hornos y mejoras en la eficiencia de las estufas.

· Michael Priester, Thomas Hentschel, Bernd Benthin: Pequeiner- Ticas y Procesos.

GATE, Eschborn 1992, 537 pp., DM 98.00, ISBN 3-528-02066-0.

El manual se presenta como una fuente de informaciare planificadores, ticos, ingenieros y asesores pare la pequeineren pas en desarrollo. Se trata de maquinaria y procesos histos de miner equipamientos modernos pare mineren pequescala asomo de ticas tradicionales, cuya fusifrece una posibilidad de solucionar problemas actuales.

· Gernot Minke/Kiran Mukerji: Structurally Optimized Domes: A Manual of Design and Construction.

Gate/Vieweg, Braunschweig 1995, 32 pp., DM 19,80 DM, ISBN 3-52802083-2.

This manual analyses the structural problems of traditional dome constructions and shows how an optimized dome shape and construction technique developed at the Building Research Institute of the University of Kassel. Germanv, not only avoids these structural problems, but also reduces the amount of building material and costs, and enables any average skilled mason to carry out the work, without training. Needless to say, the technique is equally suited for other building materials, such as stabilized soil blocks, burnt bricks and concrete blocks.