Posts Tagged ‘Haiti earthquake’

World Bank: “Safer Homes, Stronger Communities”.

Catalysed by events in Haiti and coinciding with new earthquake and tsunami incidence in Chile and the Pacific, the World Bank has just launched a new publication “Safer Homes, Stronger Communities – a Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters“. This is an interesting composite of structured guidelines, tapping into experience of agencies and stakeholders stretching […]

By URBACT, on March 22nd, 2010 at 18:54

Haiti, could the earthquake resuscitate a failed nation state.

At the beginning of June 2009, I reported for URBACT on the effects of the earthquake on the Italian city of L’Aquila “such a catastrophe represents the extreme challenge for urban regeneration in the broadest sense”. Today events in Haiti (earthquake 12th January) take the idea of “extreme challenge” to a totally different, almost unprecedented, […]

By URBACT, on January 26th, 2010 at 15:02