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The Morne à Cabri mystery houses

Source : http://haitigrassrootswatch.squarespace.com/20eng Croix-des-Bouquets, HAITI, July 10, 2012 – For the past eight months, a giant housing project of at least 3,000 homes has been quietly under...

Haiti’s Long Road

From the N.Y.Times - January, 1st 2013 - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/opinion/haitis-long-road.html On the eve of the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the country...

REALOMETER DISPATCH #1: Architectural Peer Review of Caracol EKAM USAID housing

2 May, 2012Greg Higgins, APR coordinator and editor ‘REALOMETER’ DISPATCH #1: Architectural Peer Review of Caracol EKAM USAID housing Disaster prevention, a key mission of the...

REALOMETER DISPATCH #5 : Innovative Building Technology is Key to Rebuilding Haiti Safer

Aldy Castor, MD, President, Haiti Resource Development Foundation 29 Oct. 2012 In August Tropical storm Isaac exposed the latest step backward in Haiti rebuilding....

N.Y.Times – Rebuilding in Haiti Lags After Billions in Post-Quake Aid

From N.Y.Times - "Rebuilding in Haiti Lags After Billions in Post-Quake Aid" By DEBORAH SONTAG Published: December 23, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/world/americas/in-aiding-quake-battered-haiti-lofty-hopes-and-hard-truths.html?_r=0 André Paultre and Damon Winter contributed reporting. This article has...

Housing Exposition Exposes Waste, Cynicism

Haiti Grassroots Watch, 10 July, 2012: “The Morne à Capri Mystery Houses” http://haitigrassrootswatch.squarespace.com/20eng Zoranje, HAITI, September 24, 2012 – The smells and scenes that greet a visitor...

REALOMETER DISPATCH #6 : Haiti rebuilding: Who designed Morne à Cabri ?

I’d think you should know that my Haiti activity has slowed down for the last 4 months or so because I’m involved in a...

New industrial park in northern Haiti sparks controversy

Miami Herald, 4 June, 2012 By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Braving the heat, Fanilia Prospère took a break from pushing her wheelbarrow of imported used clothing to...

REALOMETER DISPATCH #4 : HabiTek Steel Framing – A New Safer Approach to Rebuilding...

By: Greg Higgins, Architect and Managing Director HabiTek, LLC It is the numbers that make Haiti’s great earthquake the “worst urban disaster in history.”  ...

Introduction to Rebuilding Haiti ‘REALOMETER’ Series

By: Greg Higgins, Architect and Managing Director, HabiTek, LLC In a recent op-ed in the New York Times the author re-introduced a term coined...

REALOMETER DISPATCH #7 Update on events since the Architectural Peer Review of Caracol...

By: Greg Higgins, Architect and Managing Director, HabiTek, LLC The 750-unit Caracol EKAM housing development was the first foray by USAID into building houses in...

REALOMETER DISPATCH #3 : on the road to aquin – building back the same?

By: Greg Higgins, Architect and Managing Director, HabiTek, LLC One of my goals in visiting Haiti in September, a trip hosted by HRDF,...

Earthquake relief where haiti wasn’t broken

The New York Times, 5 July, 2012  A Factory Grows in Haiti: The showcase project for Haiti's earthquake reconstruction is being built far outside the...