This edited anthology provides a wide array of viable solutions to infrastructure, housing, economic growth, health care, and social welfare. Designers can no longer draw from insular practices, but must engage inclusive participation and tools as the binding glue for creating successful self-sustaining cultures and reducing world vulnerability. This book will facilitate the active role of design as a social response to vulnerability and risk, whether preparing a design for furniture or city, by providing guidelines as a vital first step is the development for action. These guidelines; often referred to as “ground rules” or “community norms,” will provide the design community a framework to ensure open, respectful dialogue and maximum participation as collateral for long term sustainability. The functional and beneficial outcome of this book is the design and materialization of exemplar building communities emerging from these new paradigms for the future of global humanity. Using the recent earthquake in Haiti as a point of departure for our book, this publication will integrate research and documentation of the cultural history, social and political confluence, and ecological tensions that are systemic in regions where disaster, poverty, and crisis prevail. Read More This research prefaces designs for Haiti, to create more responsive and strategic opportunities for land remediation, civic constitution, and universal social economy. It will address the current lack of documentation on culture, art, architecture, land ecology, as well as documentation on urban planning the utopian and dystopian progression of rebuilding in regions of confluence and crisis. This publication will be a resource for any artists, architects, urban planners, agronomists, and designers, interested change for the third world and in particular for Haitian architects, designers and African Diaspora in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The contents of the publication will combine rich graphic documentation of projects, maps, data, developing currently in Haiti, Asia, and in Africa. All representation and text will be facilitating visual communication of resources and integration of holistic strategies to infrastructure, common needs, and essays will integrate several global and local perspectives on issues of humanitarian design and cultural code.