ICGC St. Raphael Report
Institute of Conscious Global Change (ICGC) St. Raphael Report
ICGC, through its Millennium Earth Project, advocates for the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to store infrastructure and local Sustainable Development Goals data for participating governments and assist these governments in using and managing the data to first envision and then implement sustainable planning solutions. The main objective of the MEP is to introduce GIS and geodesign to implement the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
HIBISCUS collaborated with ICGC to develop a Proof of Concept for St Raphael, Haiti.
Why St Raphael: Through research, it came to ICGC’s attention that Haiti has an excellent Geo Spatial Center (CNIGS or Centre National de l’Information Géo-Spatiale), and that data could be obtained to conduct a thorough analysis of available infrastructure and resources to visualize and propose sustainable development solutions. St Raphael, a typical mid-sized town in Northern Haiti, was selected for the pilot. ICGC looked for Haitian architects to assist with this task. They found us.
We conducted an urban planning study of the town of St Raphael using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Geo Design to provide sustainable development solutions and a path to implement the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development goals and create virtual, global development plans.
Through surveys of existing conditions, data collection, photographs, analysis of existing infrastructure and resources, and online mapping tools, we proposed a virtual development of the city showing projected growth in the next 10, 20 and 50 years.
This pilot project has been used in presentation at the United Nations, and at conferences in Africa, to demonstrate what sustainable development can look like.
Find more on this project at ICGC’s online Document Library. HIBISCUS expects to expand its research in Haiti to further the above goals.