TCC joins in Haiti Rebuilding Workshops
In response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, The Tulane School of Architecture has initiated a number of different programs to assist with the rebuilding effort. Ranging from student-led bakesales to independent design service provision and even on the ground meetings in Port-au-Prince, the Tulane architecture community has sought to
make meaningful relief contributions.
Drawing from our own post-Katrina rebuilding experience, the Tulane City Center has also begun an exciting inter-disciplinary partnership with the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University. With funding from the Gates Foundation, we have helped to structure five separate rebuilding workshops in Port-au-Prince, as well as a major national survey and an exchange
program with the State University of Haiti. This particular initiative is aimed at identifying the accomplishments and issues relating to post-disaster aid and funding one year out, defining indicators for resilience in Haiti, and providing recommendations for future funding efforts. The program began last fall and is expected to continue through next fall.
For more news about the team’s first trip to Haiti in Creole visit: Le Nouvelliste
If you would like to get involved in future Haiti initiatives, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!