Haitian President René Préval met Friday (January 22, 2010) with a team of faculty, graduate students, and graduates from Boston University, who used maps and satellite photos depicting the destruction of Port-au-Prince block by block and house by house to demonstrate how immediate decisions on rebuilding the city will affect the long-term future of the country.
“This is the kind of thinking we definitely need, so we can prepare for future catastrophes,” Préval told the group after its 45-minute presentation. The meeting took place in makeshift national government headquarters on the outskirts of town, a former police station near the international airport. Nearly every public office building in Port-au-Prince, including the national palace, has been badly damaged, if not reduced to rubble.
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