Friday, February 19, 2010

Help for Haiti

With the damage estimate in Haiti now up to about $14 billion, it's clear the AEC community will be heavily involved in the recovery in that region for years - if not decades - to come. This weekend, a global design showcase will highlight some of the early ideas on techniques and materials that could help to rebuild the earthquake-ravaged country. The event is expected to last 24 hours and progress among cities around the world as it streams over the Internet. The hope is to involve 200,000 people and raise $1 million for Architecture for Humanity.

Check The Zweig Letter for continuing coverage of the rebuilding of Haiti, including interviews with firm leaders who have been there in the weeks since the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Will your firm participate in the design showcase? Will you watch any of the coverage? Do you have a favorite design?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Tell us what you think...