Picture shows the Solar C3ITIES office and home of T.H. and Sybille Culhane with its community-built solar hot water panels, near the Aslan mosque modelled in Google Earth.
(Picture shows Darb El Ahmar (center, with hot water survey markers showing that 25% of the households heat water with the stove (blue)) in relation to the Zabaleen community of Zurayib across the City of the Dead (also with hot water survey markers, showing that 65% of the people heat water with the stove (blue)). The two communities are now working together to build their own solar and biogas fueled hot water systems as part of an urban industrial ecology effort.)
But if we are delivering a concept of integrated industrial ecology -- if we are introducing flexible, modular, changeable solution sets to a multiplicity of local concerns -- then we can build confidence in and familiarity with each new innovative idea, and impart this heuristic -- already available at the local level -- to the task of conceiving environmental technology endeavors that can benefit everyone in both the local and the global environment.