How might a small Haitian village lacking basic power, sanitation, waste collection and a limited water supply, achieve a measure of infrastructural self-sufficiency? What means might be developed to provide these basic services relying primarily on local natural resources? Could these services create local jobs? This was the problem statement set out for the farming settlement of Fouché, a hamlet spread out along a main road running through Les Palmes district in the central/SW region of Haiti. Fouché lies on the coast about 10 miles west from Léogâne, the epicenter of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake.
Infrastructural Ecologies for Fouché, Haiti adopts a multi-objective, holistic design approach reliant on an integrated planning process. Exchanges across the sectors of agriculture, water, energy and waste “close the loops” of energy and resource flows.
Editors: Hillary Brown, Alvaro Munoz Hansen, & Arthur Getman
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