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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 30, 2012
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October 2012 Tohoku Newsletter Banner

The end of the year is nearing.  Temperatures have dropped and snow has fallen on many parts of Tohoku.  Winter is quickly approaching.

本年も押し詰まってまいりましたが、皆様いかがお過ごしですか。気温もだいぶ下がり、東北各地で雪が降り始めました。冬の訪れを感じます。

Architecture for Humanity's Tohoku program has been busy with construction in attempt to beat the cold winter weather.  Please read updates below to see a glimpse of the work we've done in the past month.

アーキテクチャー・フォー・ヒューマニティは本格的な寒さを前に工事を手早く進めています。最新のアップデートへは下記をご覧下さい。

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 30, 2012
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Games in Lost Heavens (GAMECHANGERS Grantees)

It's been a busy month. Between a very severe storm, an inspiring design conference, an equally touching telethon and a Giving Awards nomination, Headquarters has been working hard to make sure each piece gets the attention it deserves. That means we're asking a bit more from our fans to help us, in some simple ways.

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  • Nov 30, 2012
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On November 28, 14 members of the Haiti Rebuilding Center caravanned West 27 miles to the town of Léogâne, near the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake, to contribute to Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The project gathered hundreds of volunteers to spend a day building an expansion to the new community of Santo. The Team has a special connection with Santo as they led community planning charrettes for Santo through the first half of 2011.

Now, following the Work Project, Santo boasts 255 single family houses, nearly doubling the size of the community. Santo is a prototype of new, post-quake community development, incorporating significant local feedback and sustainable planning strategies.

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The recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy is a reminder of the importance of resiliency in communities in preparation for future disasters. The unpredictability of natural hazards urges non-profits and the public and private sectors to join forces in building a resiliency network.

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