Category: Jamaica

Development done right in Jamaica? Part 2, the mix of inclusion

12 June, 2009 (10:34) | Configuration, Embryo house, Finance, Infrastructure, Innovations, Jamaica | 1 comment

In yesterday’s blog post, we heard from Jamaican columnist and developer/ architect Carlton Cunningham, whose his mid-April Gleaner column describes his successful housing development, Old Harbour Glades, that has apparently replaced “the bad lands of Succaba Settlement”:   “Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail in shanty town”   His summary of how […]

Development done right in Jamaica? Part 1, the gates of exclusion

11 June, 2009 (10:00) | Configuration, Embryo house, Finance, Infrastructure, Innovations, Jamaica |

Allow Jamaican columnist and developer/ architect Carlton Cunningham the voice of pride that shines through his mid-April column in The Gleaner as he describes his successful housing development:   Building hope through housing   Jamaican housing is stratified. Uptown erects gated communities while downtown erects settlements at the gates. Some settlers provide valuable services to […]