South --> North technology transfer

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Or 'boomerfrogging', or 'backflipping'. From green blog Worldchanging, 'leapfrogging' in reverse: innovative ideas from traditional cultures:

Green architects in the last twenty years have learned passive-solar design tricks from pre-industrial buildings, both historic ones in their own countries and contemporary buildings in non-industrial societies...Should we look to the third world more often to see its environmental problems and spot the ones that will also be ours in twenty years, in order to leapfrog past them?

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