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.
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
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.
At the Non- Governmental Organization Forum, however, attention was directed to human problems.
Oko-Dorf, Vienna's own community-built temporary ecological village!