• Left, an open air classroom; right, a building damaged by the earthquake.

  • Left, existing school buildings; right, makeshift living conditions for earthquake survivors.

  • Left and right: participants label maps of Léogâne during a working session .

  • Left, residents mark local assets; right, a planning group meeting.

Left, an open air classroom; right, a building damaged by the earthquake.

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  • Location Léogâne, Haiti
  • Client Léogâne Commune, City of Léogâne, Haiti
  • Program Recovery planning
  • Project Team:

    Concordia, United Nations, Notre Dame University, Wirth Development, Schools for Children of the World

Rebuilding Léogâne

Beginning in 2011, Concordia has worked collaboratively with the United Nations, Notre Dame University, Wirth Development, and Schools for Children of the World to expedite and coordinate planning for post-earthquake recovery in the city of Léogâne, Republic of Haiti. Concordia helped coordinate, lead, and facilitate a weeklong planning workshop, where the project team reached out to residents, organizations, politicians, and many other disconnected groups, to group ongoing relief efforts and create new relationships necessary for consensus on rebuilding Léogâne. Through an continuing dialogue with residents and community officials, an almost two year long planning stalemate is now moving into action.

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Residents watch a presentation during a community meeting.