Tag: Haiti

August 20, 2010

Rebuilding Haiti: Innovation & Sustainability

Andres Duany, famed architect for the firm DPZ and co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), is becoming part of the solution to the crisis in Haiti.  He has designed a basic cabin concept that can be pre-fabricated and built within days to house Haitians …

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January 19, 2010

Natural Resource Mismanagement Connected to Loss of Life in Haiti

by Christi Elflein Haiti is a country that has suffered for decades with widespread poverty, political corruption, environmental destruction, and natural disasters.  Last week’s earthquake was devastating and made worse by the situation it was already in.  The Haitians desperate situation has lead to 97% …

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January 13, 2010

Flawed Building Likely a Big Element

Much of the devastation in Haiti has been attributed to inadequate design, building materials and construction standards. The country has been challenged with insufficient infrastructure only to be shaken to its core by a 7.0 earthquake. A lot of lessons can be learned here about …

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