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... More > 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< Less