Fathy, Hassan. The Importance Of The Manufacture And Industrializations Of Building Materials In The Advancement Of Urbanization In Africa. 31 Jan. 1966. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Written For: The Symposium on Industrial Development in Africa for The United Nations Economic and Social Council - Economic Commission For Africa And Center For Industrial Development.
Date: January 31, 1966
This document outlines the difficulties related to the manufacture of industrialization and building materials in Africa and the economical effects due to the growing need for housing and urbanization. Fathy offers the solution of creating a program aimed at manufacturing and industrializing local materials for building to alleviate the rising costs of importing them. He also calls for maximizing the use of local building techniques and skills. The program suggested by Fathy also mentions the establishment of research and documentation centers pertaining to industrial development.