Urban Development Initiative (UrDI) For the Canaan Area of Port-Au-Prince, Comprehensive Urban Analysis and Diagnostic, 2016, UCLBP
After the earthquake that stroke Haiti in 2010 and the establishment of the two IDP camps there, a large number of inhabitants started to move to Canaan; a barren area located in the northern outskirts of Port-Au-Prince. Currently, a population of around 200,000 people lives in Canaan; an area that has developed informally and that is not adequately serviced by infrastructure networks. The rapid growth of the area and the lack of a common vision for the development of Canaan represent a threat for accessibility, provision of adequate housing and infrastructure, economic development, safety and quality of life for the residents.
The project aims covers different aspects in means to overcome the area’s challenges from connectivity, infrastructure, environmental risks, water management to public space. A provision of a strategic vision and a new urban structure that will enhance sustainable urban development will be delivered.