Martissant Park: Green Space and Open Society
From Tragedy to Dignity
The Promise of Martissant Park
The first reflex of most people after a disaster is to imagine that people need food, clothing, and shelter. And they do. But there are basic needs that have nothing to do with physical necessities.
In Haiti, a Refuge for the Living and the Dead
In Martissant Park, the only public park in Port-au-Prince, people find a pride of place and a hallowed ground to remember their dead.
A Dream That Begins with Green Space
The vision of an open space comes alive at Martissant Park in Haiti, giving new life and new meaning to a place that might easily have been destroyed.