12 Jan '12, 1pm

Finding Hope and Sustainability in Rebuilding Haiti

Finding Hope and Sustainability in Rebuilding Haiti

Two years ago this week, a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti, killing more than 315,000 people. Today, the work to rebuild the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has barely begun. The U.N. has called this earthquake the largest urban disaster in modern history, affecting 3 million people, displacing 1.5 million and creating 10 million cubic meters of rubble, according to the U.S. Department of State . Two years later, while some significant steps have been made -- less than half of those originally displaced still remain in camps, half of the 10 million cubic meters of rubble has been removed and USAID has provided approximately $108 million for emergency shelter and shelter solutions -- we need to work faster and do so much more. I've always said the work we do to make our buildings green is about people and making their lives better. That is why the U.S. Green Bui...

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