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F&ES 899 01 (23556) /EHS560
Sustainable Development in Post-Disaster Context: Haiti
Gordon Geballe
Gary Desir
W 4.30-8.20p KRN G01
Spring 2013 
 
3 credits. Sustainable development is studied using the case of Haiti. Haiti suffers from chronic environmental disasters, most notably deforestation that leads to mudslides and therefore crop loss during the rainy season, and acute disasters, for example the earthquake of 2010. F&ES has been asked by L'Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley (north of Port-au-Prince) to provide assistance to projects in villages surrounding the hospital. This course uses lectures, student presentations of scholarly work, project development, and field studies to explore our knowledge of sustainable development and to apply this knowledge.