Haiti Tent City Design, How Will They Be Set Up?

I have a very important tent city design suggestion and I hope the government take it into consideration otherwise each tent city in Haiti will be a catastrophe waiting to happen.


A Tent City without Grass and Pavement, It is a Pigsty

Haitian president Rene Preval says they are planning to build tent cities for 1 million people but...

How will these tent cities be designed?

I am not an engineer but I can already see "What's the worse that could happen!"

We all know that, in the United States, where the pavement ends, grass begins. This is true everywhere, on the highways, in your neighborhood, even in the poorest mobile home parks.

There's a reason for that.

Grass and pavement are the reasons why there is no mud under our feet when we walk. This is the reason why, rain or shine, no dirt nor mud gets into our cars and inside our homes.

Grass... and pavement...That's why everything is clean here!

Assuming that these tent cities are built, will the Haitian government consider a combination of grass and pavement to prevent a muddy mess?

We all agree that the rainy season is coming in Haiti our people need shelter. We should also agree that, when it rains in Haiti, it is muddy as hell.

That's because people and cars are circulating in the bare dirt when it's wet!

With tens of thousands of people walking back and forth in and out of these tents, do you think that the Haitian government is considering ways to prevent these tent cities from becoming a pigsty?

All it takes is grass and pavement to prevent this from happening and to keep these tent cities humanly habitable.

Will the Haitian government take this into consideration or will they worry about it when everyone begins to complain about living in a muddy hell after the first heavy rain?

I need your input on this.

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Mc says...

I think tents for now is okay until the government come up with a plan to evacuate the people to the country side of Haiti.

They should invest in mobile homes for until they start building.

We all know that in the USA tents are for camping which are used for only few days. I hope whoever came up with that question is not making fun of this dreadful situation.

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Chan says...

I think you are full of yourself to talk about MY PEOPLE LIKE THAT
I, ll pray for

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Harry says...

Mwen songe ou le mwen te di Mecie si nou vle ede Haiti an nou chak "SPONSOR"1 ti Haitien, Ki vle di wap peye l'ekol li bal mange ak rad.Ou konin kombyen sa koutem pa mwa.$50.00 US.ou ka fel tou.Mwen decide pran 3 kounie ya .Siw pa fe moune konfians fe manman ou papa pitit la konfians paske yo gen plis intere nan ti moune nan ke ou.E diw ou lot bagay tout fanmi an mange la dan'n.
Ale Haiti chache ou ti fanmiw ou pitit ou mone ki te kon'n few byen lew te Haiti.

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Harry says...

Mesie mwen santi fistration nou.Tout sa mwen li la yo gen ampil sens.Men!!!Mwen vin'n pa kompran'n ke nou pa we sa kap pace haiti ya byen.Nou tout kap pale yo mwen kwe nou pa Haiti, Paske moune ki Haiti kounie ya pa bezwen konin ki sa yap mete sou tet li ak tet pitit li paske yo ap mouye chak swa pandan ke nou men'm nap domi amba bel kay ou byen bilding.

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Haitien says...

It is unfortunate that some people have nothing more to offer than pollution.

Shoul I, out of ignorance, say that because trashes like josy, whatever country she is from can't produce no more than gargabe?

Evidently josy needs to learn how to be

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Jean-francois Turenne says...

I think that for the next 6 months the gouvernment should lease or buy some mobile home for each family that have been touch by the disaster.

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Youseline Pierre Simon says...

I THINK THAT'S A BAD IDEA TO HAVE TENT IN HAITI BECAUSE IS GOING TO HELL LIVING WITH MUD ALLOVER THE STREET.

AND ALSO WHAT THESE PEOPLE GOING TO USE AS BATHROOM ASSISTANCE?

WHY CAN THE GOVERNMENT HAVE TRAILER HOME INSTEAD AT LEAST IT WILL BE A BETTER LIVING.

I THINK TENT CITY WILL BE A WASTE A

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Josy says...

Building tenements in Haiti is a nice idea, but you would have to educate the people.

We will have to train them in apartment living, because they are not accustom to living indoor completely.

In the US, or Canada landlords do not even like to rent apartments to Haitians.

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Max Mills says...

I am 100% agree with Rene Long and Atchy.

At this moment we do not need a short term solution.

This is the ideal moment for all our engineers to come together and show off their skills.

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Garry Destin says...

make lot of sense.

this guy only thinks small and poor.
Henry Christophe was a man of grandeur, vision and

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