The Vienna Economic Development Conferences and Technology Forums, 1979

In the first of a series, MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributor Copthorne Macdonald offered his impressions of several economic development conferences and technology forums held in Vienna, Austria in 1979.



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The United Nations Conference of Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD) proved generally unresponsive to the needs of the world's poor nations.
PHOTO: COPTHORNE MACDONALD
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Oko-Dorf, Vienna's own community-built temporary ecological village!
COPTHORNE MACDONALD
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At the Non- Governmental Organization Forum, however, attention was directed to human problems.
COPTHORNE MACDONALD
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LEFT: A performer/participant in one of several cultural programs from around the globe. TOP RIGHT: An alternative energy display emphasizing passive solar applications. BOTTOM RIGHT: Construction of a yurt, one of many low-cost shelters at the Oko-Dorf village.  
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