GSAPP Student Research in Haiti informs World Monument Watch
On October 29, 2019, it was announced that the Gingerbread Neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was included on the 2020 World Monuments Watch. The area is home to intricately ornamented turn-of-the-century houses that fell into disrepair and suffered earthquake damage in 2010. Columbia GSAPP has been involved in the process through two joint studios by the M.S. Historic Preservation and M.S. Urban Planning programs held in 2015 and 2017.