Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies
CRSCAD Newsletter
March 2010
Katrina.pic.1Dear Partners, Friends and Colleagues,

Clearly, 2010 is already proving to be a year of critical challenges. Between January and now, we have had the following disasters around the world (ReliefWeb): Earthquakes, floods and mudslides in Haiti; Earthquakes in Tajikistan, the Solomon Islands, and Chile; Floods in Egypt, the Palestinian territory, the Solomon Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Serbia, Bolivia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Angola, Kazakhstan, East Africa and the DR Congo; Landslides and Floods in Mexico and Pakistan; Floods and Avalanches in Afghanistan; Cyclone Hubert in Madagascar; Cyclone Tomas in Fiji; and, Cyclone Ului in the Solomon Islands. 

This newsletter brings you the latest news and information about our Center's response to the disasters in Haiti. 

On April 9th 2010, CRSCAD will be hosting an International Workshop on After the cameras have gone: Rebuilding Sustainable Communities in Haiti after the January 12 Earthquake.  It will be held on the 11th floor of the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  A number of distinguished researchers and practitioners from Haiti and the United States of America will examine the challenges of post-earthquake rebuilding in Haiti and the most appropriate paradigm for the long-term reconstruction efforts. 

I look forward to welcoming you to the Workshop.

I thank you.

Adenrele Awotona
Founding Director & Professor
Updates: Reconstruction of Haiti
  • "On January 19th, a week after the earthquake hit Haiti, Pastor Amos Myrtis travelled alone to the Iiland to assess the devastation, reach out to those in need and plan Duvivier Haiti project's response." Please see the Haiti Duvivier Project website here.

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We strive to produce solutions for disaster inflicted communities to rebuild, prosper, and grow sustainably.

I invite you to share your findings, publications and work with us. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Jennifer Brunson
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Port au Prince, Haiti
January 12th, 2010


Haiti Capital Building
before & after the Earthquake

Local church in Port au Prince, Haiti post earthquake
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