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Peter Haas:
Haiti's disaster of engineering

TED Senior Fellows at TEDGlobal 2010 · 8:30 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Peter Haas: Haiti's disaster of engineering
8:30 · Filmed July 2010 at TED Senior Fellows at TEDGlobal 2010 · Subtitles available in 26 languages

"Haiti was not a natural disaster," says TED Fellow Peter Haas: "It was a disaster of engineering." As the country rebuilds after January's deadly quake, are bad old building practices creating another ticking time bomb? Haas's group, AIDG, is helping Haiti's builders learn modern building and engineering practices, to assemble a strong country brick by brick.

Building activist
Inveterate tinkerer Peter Haas is the co-founder of AIDG, the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, which connect people to electricity, sanitation and clean water through a combination of business incubation, education, and outreach. Full bio
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