Community Action Plan for Grand Ravine, Haiti

This project was part of Architecture for Humanity’s Community Action Plan for Grand Ravine–a community of 20,000 located on the south shore of Haiti–to address the effective resettlement of people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

The main objectives included reducing socio-economic exclusion, increasing access to basic services, and resiliency to man-made and environmental risks, while improving open space and housing quality. Our role was to develop a set of site and community specific design strategies to provide plans for environmental risk protection, site drainage, and storm water mitigation, as well as sustainable landscape phasing, which integrated constructed wetlands, open spaces/parks, agriculture, and restored riparian zones.

The resulting detailed set of design typologies addressed issues of erosion, flooding, limited access, depleted ecological functions, and community resiliency.

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