Architecture For Humanity and A Different Approach to Haiti

by , 01/20/10

Marlon Blackwell’s Porch Dog in Biloxi

Architecture for Humanity continues:

In a few weeks attention to Haiti will die down, just as the real work begins in reconstructing affected areas. After Hurricane Katrina our architecture and construction professionals spent four years living and working in Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. By setting up community housing resource centers and working directly with families we could create not only the appropriate and sustainable structures but homes that fit the lives of its’ residents. In order serve the families suffering right now we need to develop long term reconstruction initiatives that include the voices of those affected at the heart of the plans.

Top down solutions will cause tragic consequences for generations to come. This cannot happen in Haiti. They have suffered enough.

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