A Senegalese architecture firm is championing a lower-tech material than concrete to help cities prepare for climate change, Jori Lewis reports for The Atlantic.

“Resistance to mud construction in modern Senegal goes beyond practical concerns: Earth-based materials are widely considered a symbol of poverty,” she writes. But according to Nzinga Mboup, a Senegalese-Cameroonian architect, “then we found out more about it, and realized it is not only aesthetically pleasing but it also has more benefits.” 

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Photo: A small house in a village in Senegal (Peter van der Sluijs, Wikimedia Commons)