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Port-au-Prince Earthquake

Ramiro Aznar Ballarin February 2010


Index • Causes • Effects and consequences • Sustainable Reconstruction? • Discussion


CAUSES


15 Km

8.3 Km


Sedimentology alluvial soils

Port-au-Prince Lake Enriquillo

Neiba Bahia


History


EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES


Ground shaking


Liquefaction


Local tsunami


Thousands of dead, injured and missing people


SUSTAINABLE RECONSTRUCTION?


Land-use planning and resilient buildings


Community resilience

“How 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.�

FRODO BAGGINS, Return of the King


Prerequisite

“Haiti, with 76 per cent of its population below the poverty line, paid $60 to $80 million a year in debt service over the last decade� SASKIA SASSEN (global city theorist)


DISCUSSION


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?

Port-au-Prince Earthquake  

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