CPLN 7020

Healing Borders: Dominican Republic

This interdisciplinary studio between City Planning and Landscape Architecture students focused on addressing urban, ecological, economic, and social challenges in three towns located in the Dominican Republic along the border with Haiti. The DR-Haitian border stretches for 244 miles, following the Dajabón River in the North and the Pedernales River in the South. The selected sites for this interdisciplinary and intercultural studio were Pepillo Salcedo, Jimaní, and Pedernales, chosen by the Directorate for Border Area Development, Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Development, Dominican Republic.