School of Architecture Unveils Plans for the Reconstruction of Haiti

Coral Gables (March 26, 2010) — The University of Miami School of Architecture in conjunction with the Haitian government’s Commission for Reconstruction is presenting design ideas for the reconstruction and betterment of Haiti. The Haiti Charrette is intended to support the Haitian government’s recommendations to be presented at the Donors Conference for Haiti at the end of March in New York.

The event is part of a five day workshop to address post-earthquake planning, March 24-28. The collaborative workshop 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.

WHEN/WHERE: Schedule of Public Events:

• Mid-Workshop Presentation Friday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at The Little Haiti Cultural Center 260 NE 59 Terrace, Miami.

• Final Presentation Sunday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Glasgow lecture hall at the University of Miami School of Architecture located at 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables Campus.

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).

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