• Location: Canaan, Haiti
  • Budget: N/A
  • Year of construction: Design Development
  • Client: Global Communities
  • Partners: Sisul Consulting, Sogetra
  • Donor: USAID, American Red Cross

USAID and American Red Cross’s (ARC’s) Canaan Upgrading and Community Development (CUCD) programme seeks to support the Government of Haiti’s (GoH) vision to promote equitable and resilient urban development in the Canaan area. Canaan, named after the biblical promised land, and built by the Haitian after 2010 earthquake, started as a small informal settlement and it fast became the third largest metropolitan area in Haiti, after Port-au-Prince and Cape Haitian: over 200,000 people live in Canaan today, and they lack basic infrastructure and sanitation. Life for Canaan residents will significantly improve through a comprehensive set of interventions they will identify and prioritise through participatory planning processes.

As part of a larger multi-discipline team led by, Global Communities, EVA has been awarded the design and construction supervision of public spaces, transport station, community centre and schools in the Canaan area of Haiti.

CREDITS: Anna Calogero, Jeannie S. Lee, Andrea Panizzo, Gianluca Stefani, Radim Tkadlec.