Haiti Charette at UM

From UM: The Haitian government’s Commission for Reconstruction has asked the University of Miami School of Architecture to host a 5-day event to address post-earthquake planning, March 24-28.  The workshop is being held at the University of Miami School of Architecture, 1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, from 9 am to 6:00 pm with a final presentation on Sunday, March 28 at 4:00 pm in the Lecture Hall at the University of Miami School of Architecture, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables Campus.

As a collaborative workshop, the Haiti Charrette will provide a forum for Haitian architects, planners and engineers to work with University faculty and students, and design professionals from the Haitian community in Miami, to develop spatial concepts for the government’s vision and its Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, as well as sustainable development models for prototypical communities.  The representatives of the Haitian government will include individuals from the Prime Minister’s Bureau of Counselors and the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE), as well as the Comité Interministériel d’Aménagement du Territoire (CIAT), which have been formulating the mission of the Temporary Planning Office (TPO).

It is intended that this work will support the Haitian government’s recommendations to be presented at the Donors Conference for Haiti at the end of March in New York.

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