LEARNING FROM TACLOBAN REDUX POST-DISASTER RECONSTRUCTION AND RESETTLEMENT, Thursday 10th Dec 2015
LEARNING FROM TACLOBAN REDUX
POST-DISASTER RECONSTRUCTION AND RESETTLEMENT
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda swept across the central region of the Philippines, killing thousands and displacing over 4 million more. Almost 30,000 houses were destroyed in Tacloban alone. Since then Tacloban has embarked on a huge rebuilding project, resettling thousands of families from high-risk coastal areas.
Following on from the recent 3-day workshop in Tacloban, attended by a range of state agencies, NGOs and IOs, and private sector stakeholders, Learning from Tacloban Redux takes the conversation to Hong Kong. What can people in Hong Kong learn from the situation in Tacloban, and what insight can they give in return?
ALEX FURUNES, WORKSHOP Architecture
JAGO BOASE, WORKSHOP Architecture Ramble UK
Alex and Jago have been based in Tacloban since July 2014. They are leading the reconstruction of Streetlight Philippines, a local NGO providing residential and health care, academic education, and access to sports, art and drama to street children in Tacloban.
They will give an overview of the situation in Tacloban focusing on five communities and will outline the finding from Learning from Tacloban.