US city’s recovery after hurricane and oil spill could provide lessons for Haiti
An American Institute of Architects summit on the reconstruction of Haiti is being held in New Orleans this week, coinciding with the first anniversary of the country’s devastating earthquake.
As well as discussing Haiti specifically, participants will hear first-hand accounts of how New Orleans is rebounding from the natural and man-made disasters that have hit it in recent years.
The programme will feature renowned local speakers and panel case studies on New Orleans.
The conference, on Thursday and Friday, will include organisations such as The American Red Cross, United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Architecture for Humanity (AFH), National Organisation of Minority Architects (NOMA), Public Architecture and Black Design Network News.
The AIA announced last month that it would sponsor the conference on how to expand volunteer opportunities for the building and design industry in Haiti.
Look out for an in-depth look at Haiti in this week’s BD.
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23 December 2010 | Updated: 23 December 2010 1:32 pm