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Building Earthquake-Resistant Houses in Haiti: The Homeowner-Driven Model

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Hausler,Elizabeth (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Oct 2010
Published:
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
ISBN:
1558-2477
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, Haiti, Housing, Earthquakes, Natural disasters, Infrastructure, Building and construction, Home ownership
Notes:
Part of a special journal issue dedicated to strategies for societal renewal in Haiti., It's not the earthquake that kills people, it's the collapse of buildings that were poorly designed and built. This case narrative describes a building model that will work for Haiti and why it is critical to use a homeowner-driven model rather than a donor-driven one.