Ramiro Aznar Ballarin February 2010
Index • Causes • Effects and consequences • Sustainable Reconstruction? • Discussion
Sedimentology alluvial soils
Port-au-Prince Lake Enriquillo
EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES
Thousands of dead, injured and missing people
Land-use planning and resilient buildings
â€œHow do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back? There are some things time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep that have taken hold.â€?
FRODO BAGGINS, Return of the King
â€œHaiti, with 76 per cent of its population below the poverty line, paid $60 to $80 million a year in debt service over the last decadeâ€? SASKIA SASSEN (global city theorist)
Questions • Haiti is a country prone to natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes…). Should people continue to live there? • Should be the model of (sustainable) development be equal for all countries and communities?