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What is the vision for Sheltering and Housing in Haiti?
This report emerges from Ian Davis’s visit to Haiti in November 2011, to examine progress with reconstruction approximately twenty-two months after the earthquake. His visit only lasted three weeks, but his reflections relate to almost 40 years of work, as an architect, academic and consultant examining, researching and writing about post-disaster sheltering and housing in about 30 different recovery situations. During his visit he was able to visit various sites and interview a spectrum of informants that included NGO, UN and Government officials as well as earthquake survivors, consultants, private sector representatives and academics. Ian Davis’s findings are totally independent viewpoints since he was not employed by any agency operating in Haiti.
This is a summary of a longer, fully illustrated report with relevant historical examples, which can be downloaded from the ONU-Habitat website
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