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REPLAN IT brings to life the science of “appropriate technology” – using engineering techniques and physical structures, machinery and manpower, to meet the specific needs of diverse... More

REPLAN IT brings to life the science of “appropriate technology” – using engineering techniques and physical structures, machinery and manpower, to meet the specific needs of diverse communities. The technology uses only the material at hand or readily available. It can be built at a low cost and operated and maintained by the local community with limited outside assistance. Jock will use his expertise to change lives in the developing world and right where you live. In each series, we'll show you “ground zero” of the appropriate technology movement – the classrooms of some of the most prestigious universities in America – to watch the incredible work of tomorrow's greatest minds. And for the viewer at home, we'll show inspiring projects that can be applied in the kitchens, basements and back yards of Main Street America.

"Virtue by Design (Pt. 1)"

January 10, 2013
Riding the success of the universal peanut sheller, Jock and fellow humanitarian Illac Diaz look to solve more issues around the globe, particularly the Philippines. Being Diaz's homeland, the small island nation has serious population issues, especially furnishing classrooms. Jock turns to the venerable furniture experts at Herman Miller to help create simple and sustainable desks for Filipino students. However, this challenging process would lead Jock out of his creative comfort zone...